News
10.2017
Congratulations to Corey Lee and the entire In Situ team for becoming one of four new One Star restaurants in the 2018 Michelin Guide to San Francisco. Well deserved!
Michelin Media

Joshua Aidlin serves as a juror for the 2018 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture.

David Darling is a featured speaker at this year's Design Leadership Summit. The theme explores "Design, Innovation & Technology" and how they affect the world we live in. David Nash of Architectural Digest recounts some of the conference highlights in the article below.
Design Leadership Network
Architectural Digest

Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by the Northern California fires, including clients, colleagues, friends, and family. To contribute to various much-needed relief efforts:
Napa and Sonoma County Fire Relief

House of Earth & Sky wins an Award of Excellence while Glen Ellen Aerie takes home an Award of Honor at the 2017 Society of American Registered Architects Celebration of Architecture & Design Award Program
MODERNISM Art Gallery has won the Grand Award for Commercial Remodeling under $500,000 in the 2017 Remodeling Design Awards.
Remodeling Design Awards

08.2017
Joshua Aidlin, along with other esteemed architectuture studio principals, discuss restaurant design and how it affects the culinary experience. DESEGNARE sponsors this "Sight & Sound: Elements of Restaurant Design" panel, as part of the 2017 Architecture + the City Festival.
Architecture + The City

Aidlin Darling Design is thrilled to receive three 2017 AIA California Council Design Awards: an Honor Award in Architecture for Glen Ellen Aerie, a Merit award in Architecture for House of Earth and Sky, and a Merit award in Interior Architecture for In Situ.
AIA California Council

In Situ is shortlisted as a Finalist in the Restaurant category of the inaugural Surface Magazine Travel Awards. Winners will be annouced in early October. The Travel Awards are Surface's annual tribute to the best and most thoughtfully conceived spaces and products, as well as to the architects, designers, and other innovators who inspire, empower, and connect travelers.
Surface Travel Awards

07.2017
The new MODERNISM Gallery receives a nice write up from the Style Saloniste.
Style Saloniste

Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse receives funding to commence the first of the two phase restoration project to convert the building into a vibrant youth-oriented community arts and events space.
SF Chronicle

06.2017
Joshua Aidlin is interviewed by DSEGNARE to discuss the process and design philosophy of Aidlin Darling Design.
DSEGNARE

House of Earth and Sky, our most recent LEED-Platinum Net Zero Energy residence, is featured in the June 17th Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society.

MA+DS Modern Home Tours are the longest running and most prestigious home tour series, created to introduce modern architecture and living to people across the United States and beyond. The self-guided tour offers a remarkable look at 5 amazing modern homes, and a chance to meet the creative minds who designed them.
MA+DS Silicon Valley Home Tour

05.2017
Our most recent residential project, House of Earth & Sky, has just received LEED Platinum certification. We would like to thank all the members of our collaborative design team for their invaluable contributions to this project, as well as our clients who set ambitious sustainability goals from the outset of the process.

David Darling, along with Neil Schneider of IA Interior Architects, Robert Polacek of the Puccini Group, and Deborah English of DL English Design, participate in a panel discussion at the 2017 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference in Las Vegas. The conversation focuses on Finding Food in Unexpected Places.
HD Expo Session

04.2017
David Darling serves as a juror for the 2017 AIA Austin Design Awards.
AIA Austin

03.2017
In Situ receives an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum and European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Chicago Athenaeum

In Situ wins a 2017 Merit Award in the Play category from the International Interior Design Association.
IIDA Northern California

01.2017
In Situ wins a 2017 National AIA Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture.
National AIA

House of Earth and Sky receives a Green Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum and European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Chicago Athenaeum

12.2016
In Situ wins the Best of Year award in the Casual Dining category at the 2016 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year award gala held in New York City.
Interior Design BOY Awards

In Situ wins the Interior, Retail/Hospitality Category in the 2016 Architect's Newspaper Design Awards.
Architect's Newspaper

As a result of winning 2015-2016 American Architecture awards from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design; Windhover Contemplative Center, Mill Valley Courtyard Residence and Skyhaus will be included in the New American Architecture exhibition that will be shown throughout Europe. It will start in Greece this December, then move to Turkey in January 2017. More venues will be announced at a later date.

In Situ is highlighted on CBS Sunday Morning in a segment called "Bite at the Museum."
CBS News

11.2016
Aidlin Darling Design hosts an opening reception for visual artist Jennifer Brooke Stuart on Thursday, November 17. For more information on the artist and her work, please visit the link below.
Artist Portfolio

09.2016
Our very own Kent Chiang was selected to participate in Dwell's "The Everyday Carry of an Architect" series.
Dwell

Joshua Aidlin serves as a panelist in the "Sheltering Art" Panel Discussion, sponsored by Flexform. Along with San Francisco Cottages and Gardens Editor-in-Chief Alisa Carroll, and architects Mark Jensen and Leo Marmol, this esteemed group discusses the intersection of architecture and art.
Sheltering Art

08.2016
Mill Valley Courtyard Residence receives an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
Chicago Athenaeum

Out of 112 projects, House of Earth and Sky receives one of 4 awards bestowed by the jury of the 2016 AIA California Council Residential Awards.
AIA Callifornia Council

GROUNDBREAKING: Brecon Estate Winery, Phase 2, which focuses on the entry and arrival relocation as well as building a footbridge over the existing creek.
Brecon Estate Winery

06.2016
IN SITU IS NOW OPEN!
In Situ is the newest restaurant from Michelin-three-starred chef, Corey Lee. Located in the recently reopened SFMOMA, In Situ “curates” a menu of dishes from recipes contributed by over 80 chefs from around the world. Participants include René Redzepi, Alice Waters and Thomas Keller just to name a few.
What is In Situ? (video)

Stanford Residence is featured in the June/July issue of San Francisco Cottages & Gardens.
SF Cottages & Gardens

In Situ is featured in T, the New York Times Style Magazine.
T Magazine

Aidlin Darling Design is excited to announce their newest custom light fixture, the linear T-Light Pendant. Designed by Joshua Aidlin, Peter Larsen and Adrienne Swiatocha of Aidlin Darling Design, and developed and manufactured in collaboration with Boyd Lighting, the fixture features two parallel pieces of extruded aluminum with etched water-white glass sandwiched in between to form an upside down "T". The fixture comes in three lengths, hangs from two adjustable stems, contains two strips of 3000° LEDs that can be dimmed separately, and comes in a myriad of standard powder coat finish options.

For more specifications, please visit the Boyd Lighting website.
Boyd Lighting

05.2016
NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Roseland University Prep, a college-preparatory charter high school for underprivileged youth in Santa Rosa, CA.
Roseland University Prep

Joshua Aidlin serves as a juror for the 2016 Florida/Caribbean AIA Design Awards.

04.2016
Aidlin Darling Design brings home two awards from the 2016 AIA-SF Design Awards gala. Skyhaus wins an Honor Award for Interior Architecture and Brecon Estate Winery wins a Merit Award for Architecture.
AIA-SF 2016 Design Awards

The Society for College and University Planning and the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education have selected the Windhover Contemplative Center as an Excellence in Architecture Honor Award recipient.
SCUP Awards

The Windhover Contemplative Center is one of 55 nominated projects for The College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology “Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize” (MCHAP) for Emerging Architecture. The nomination focuses on projects built on the North and South American continents, endorses those who acknowledge the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary ventures, and rewards the daring contemplation of the intersection of the new metropolis and human ecology.
MCHAP Nominated Works

03.2016
Mill Valley Courtyard Residence receives an Honor Award while Skyhaus receives a Merit Award at the 2016 IIDA Northern California Honor Awards.
IIDA NC 2016 Awards

Windhover Contemplative Center is featured as the Building of the Week at american-architects.com.
american-architects.com

David Darling and Joshua Aidlin are featured speakers in the Black Rock Design Institute Lecture Series on March 24th at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.
Black Rock Design Institute

David Darling and Joshua Aidlin participate in AIA Louisiana's Celebrate Architecture 2016 Design Symposium on March 11th in Baton Rouge. Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of WEISS/MANFREDI and Brigette Shim of Shim-Sutcliff Architects round out the list of participating guest architects.
Celebrate Architecture 2016

Windhover Contemplative Center was named a Finalist in the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards in the Cultural: Religious Buildings & Memorials typology category.
Architizer A+ Awards

02.2016
David Darling and Joshua Aidlin speak at the California College of the Arts: Architecture Division Lecture Series at 7pm, February 29th at the Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus.
CCA Architecture Lecture Series

Brecon Estate Winery wins an award for Winery Architecture at the 2016 California Home + Design Awards.

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: In Situ, Corey Lee's highly anticipated restaurant in the newly renovated SFMOMA.
SFMOMA

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Oakville Residence, a new single-family hillside home overlooking Napa Valley.

Windhover Contemplative Center has been selected as one of 40 finalists out of 357 projects for the inaugual Terra Awards, an award program to celebrate contemporary earthern architecture. These 40 finalists will be included in a traveling exhibit and book entitled "Today's Earthen Architecture".
Terra Awards

01.2016
Windhover Contemplative Center wins a National AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture.
National AIA

Windhover Contemplative Center has been selected as a winner of an International Civic Trust Award. The Civic Trust Awards were established in the UK in 1959 to recognize outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment.
Civic Trust Awards

David Darling along with Lara Kaufman, Snøhetta Senior Architect and David Brenner, Habitat Horticulture Founder serve as a panelists at SFMOMA's "ArtBites" panel discussion, Deconstructing Design: Inside the New SFMOMA at the FOG Design + Art Fair. The thought-provoking discussion revolves around the design principles and aesthetics behind and within SFMOMA’s newly expanded building.

Aidlin Darling Design and Surface Design have partnered as one of five teams selected to participate in the India Basin Design Ideas Competition. This competition is focused on the future design of the combined 900 Innes and India Basin Shoreline Park sites.
India Basin Waterfront Ideas Competition

12.2015
Windhover Contemplative Center wins the 2015 Interior Design Best of Year Award in the Outdoor category, while Brecon Estate Winery receives an Honoree nod in the Bar/Lounge category.
Interior Design BOY Awards

11.2015
1st Dibs/Introspective Magazine features Aidlin Darling Design in their "Eye on Architecture" series.
Introspective Magazine

Windhover Contemplative Center wins the prestigious FX International Interior Design Award for Public Spaces.
2015 FX Award Winners

Mill Valley Courtyard Residence is profiled in a Wall Street Journal piece about Residential Industrial Design.
Wall Street Journal

Brecon Estate Winery is featured in the December issue of Wallpaper* in a news piece on Wine & Design.

Brecon Estate Winery and Windhover Contemplative Center have been selected as Finalists in the Interior Design Magazine "Best of Year" Awards. Winners will be announced at the 10th Annual award ceremony on December 3rd in New York City.

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Terrace House, a multi-story, single-family residential remodel in San Francisco.
Terrace House

10.2015
Architect's Newspaper profiles Aidlin Darling Design in the October 9th Studio Visit section.
Architect's Newspaper

Skyhaus and Windhover Contemplative Center both receive American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
Chicago Athenaeum

Aidlin Darling Design is designing chef Corey Lee's highly anticipated new restaurant, In Situ, which will be located at SFMOMA when it reopens in the spring of 2016. This will be the 3rd collaboration between Chef Lee and our design stidio.
SF Gate

Windhover Contemplative Center was shortlisted in the Public Space Scheme category for the 2015 FX International Interior Design Awards. Winners will be announced on November 25th.
FX Awards

09.2015
Aidlin Darling Design participates in two events in the annual month-long Architecture and the City festival, one of the nation’s largest architectural events of its kind. On opening night, David Darling is featured in the sold out panel discussion "The Designer and The Chef" with SCRIBE Winery Vintners Andrew and Adam Mariani. Later in the month, AIA San Mateo County and AIA San Francisco present the House of Earth and Sky home tour, featuring the firm's newly completed LEED-Platinum, Net Zero Energy residential project.
Architecture and the City

AIA East Bay is hosts a design tour of the 21st Amendment Brewery on Saturday, September 12.
AIAEB Design Tour

Aidlin Darling Design is named one of the Ocean Home Magazine's Top 50 Coastal Architects of 2015.
Ocean Home Magazine

08.2015
Mill Valley Courtyard Residence receives a Merit Award from the AIA-California Council Residential Award Program.

Joshua Aidlin serves as a juror for the 2015 Arizona AIA Design Awards.

Aidlin Darling Design hosts BAYA's monthly firm tour for August. Members of the Bay Area Young Architects visit our office to learn more about our practice, some of our recent projects, as well as take an in-depth tour of our studio.
BAYA Tour

Aidlin Darling Design takes home two awards at this year's Builder's Choice Custom Home Awards: A Merit award in the Spec House More than 3,500 Square Feet category for the Aspen Residence, and a Grand award for the Skyhaus project in the Renovation category. Both projects will be published in the September issues of Builder and Custom Home Magazines.
Builder's Choice & Custom Home Awards

07.2015
Out of over 400 entries from around the globe, the International Interior Design Association has chosen Windhover Contemplative Center as the Best of Competition winner of their 42nd Annual Interior Design Competition.
IIDA 2015 Award Winners

Windhover Contemplative Center receives a Merit Award from the 2015 AIA California Council Design Awards.
AIACC

06.2015
RIBBON CUTTING: 21st Amendment's new brewery in San Leandro is officially open for production!
SF Gate

05.2015
Windhover Contemplative Center is one of the IIDA award-winning projects featured in the May 2015 issue of Interior Design.
IIDA Award Winner

04.2015
Both Windhover Contemplative Center and Mill Valley Courtyard Residence take home Citation Awards from AIA San Francisco.
AIA SF 2015 Winners

Mill Valley Courtyard Residence is featured in San Francisco Cottages and Gardens.
SFC+G

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Skyhaus, a renovation of a San Francisco home designed by the late, great architect, Joseph Esherick.
Skyhaus

Yes, There is Soul in Contemporary Design. On April 1st, Joshua Aidlin and David Darling participate in the inaugural session of Creators Talk, a new design series presented by NWBLK x Cultured Magazine taking place at The Battery.
THE NWBLK

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Windhover Contemplative Center, an oasis for reflection in the middle of Stanford University.
Windhover Contemplative Center

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Aspen Residence, a new home where breathtaking views take center stage.
Aspen Residence

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Brecon Estate Winery's new tasting room opens in Paso Robles, CA.
Brecon Estate Winery

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Check out recent construction pictures from 21st Amendment's new brewery in San Leandro, CA.
21st Amendment

03.2015
Light Loft and Windhover win IIDA Northern California Honor Awards for the "Live" and "Serve" categories.
IIDA NC 2015 Awards

On March 31st, AIA-SF presents the second panel of 'The Designer and the Chef 2.0.' Our very own David Darling will moderate a panel consisting of Jim Zack (Zack/de Vito Architecture), David Lawrence and Monetta White (1300 on Fillmore), Bryan Southwick (CCS Architecture), and Staffan Terje (Perbacco Ristorante and barbacco eno trattoria).
AIA SF Events

Windhover Contemplative Center is featured in Arch Daily.
Arch Daily

Stanford Gets a New On-Campus Sanctuary, Designed by Aidlin Darling.
Architizer

Retreat: The Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford University.
Office Insight

Windhover Contemplative Center wins the Institutional category for the 42nd IIDA Annual Interior Design Competition.
IIDA Press Release

Personal well-being through art, nature, and architecture. Windhover Contemplative Center is featured in DeTnk.
DeTnk.

02.2015
Senses and Sensibilities. ADD is featured in the February/March issue of Cultured. Check it out starting on page 142.
Cultured

Mind Over Matter. Windhover Contemplative Center is featured in the February issue of Architectural Record.
Arch Record

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Mill Valley Courtyard House, an art-filled sanctuary for a Mill Valley family.
Mill Valley Courtyard Residence

01.2015
Skyhaus wins the Piece de Resistance award for Interior Design Best of Year.
Interior Design BOY Awards

12.2014
Light Loft and Skyhaus are selected as Interior Design Best of Year finalists in the Residential Interiors and Shining Moment categories.
Interior Design BOY Awards

Sonoma Spa Retreat is featured in Custom Home.
Custom Home

11.2014
Windhover Contemplative Center is featured in Wallpaper*.
Wallpaper*

Aidlin Darling Design brings the outdoors to the inside of Windhover Contemplative Center.
The Stanford Daily

Stanford University students weigh in on Windhover's uses.
The Stanford Daily

10.2014
Windhover Contemplative Center is featured in Huffington Post.
Huffington Post

Mill Valley Courtyard Residence wins an Honor Award for Exceptional Residential from the American Institute of Architects East Bay Chapter.
AIA East Bay

Joshua Aidlin speaks on the work of Aidlin Darling Design at AIA San Mateo County.
AIA San Mateo County

Windhover Contemplative Center officially opens on Stanford campus.
Stanford News

Joshua Aidlin and Caretaker's Residence are featured in Next City's article about Rammed Earth.
Next City

09.2014
Light Loft wins a Grand Award for Whole House Remodeling in Remodeling Magazine's 2014 Remodeling Design Awards.
Remodeling Design Awards

On September 23rd, AIA-SF and the Architecture and the City festival present 'The Designer and the Chef 2.0.' Panel members again include David Darling and Corey Lee (Benu), Douglas Burham and Craig Stoll (Delfina), and Olle Lundberg and Charles Phan (Slanted Door).
AIA SF Events

David Darling serves as a jury member for the 2014 AIA Redwood Empire Design Awards.
AIA Redwood Empire SF

08.2014
Windhover Contemplative Center is nearing completion.
Stanford News

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Scribe Winery Hacienda remodel in Sonoma, CA.
Scribe Winery

David Darling and Benu's Corey Lee discuss their designer/chef relationship at 'The Designer and the Chef' as part of the Eat Drink SF Festival. The panel discusses the interconnection between design, food and dining as well as how the aesthetic and layout of a space can affect the guest experience. Other panel members include Douglas Burham and Craig Stoll (Delfina), and Olle Lundberg and Charles Phan (Slanted Door).
Eat Drink SF

07.2014
RECENTLY COMPLETED: Corey Lee's new Hayes Valley restaurant 'Monsieur Benjamin' opens to the public.
SF Gate

David Darling participates as a panelist at the IIDA's "Pioneers in Design", a look at the influence and design vision of San Francisco legend, Charles Pfister.
IIDA

05.2014
NEW GROUNDBREAKING: 21st Amendment, a 95,000 square foot production brewery and headquarters in San Leandro, CA.
SF Gate

Sonoma Spa Retreat receives an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Residential Architect Design Awards.
Residential Architect Design Awards

On May 21st, partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling present at 'Design Talks', the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum conversation and presentation series. They discuss their work and how important the collaborative process is to their designs.
Design Talks

04.2014
IIDA-NC presents "Paradigm Shift: Multifaceted", a designer conversation with Aidlin Darling Design and Gary Hutton.
Paradigm Shift: Multifaceted

For Aidlin Darling Design's exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Zach Shapiro of One Hundred Second Films created a short film about our work, our philosophy, and our approach to design.


Elke Walter showcases her 2014 collection at Aidlin Darling Design with three fashion store pop-up events April 18-20, 2014. The German designer from Provence will be showcasing her innovative and sustainable clothing line Essentials, pieces from her stunning and intricate One-of-a-kind collection, her avant-garde unisex line, as well as some of her wearable textile objects.
Elke Walter

Joshua Aidlin speaks at Latitudes 6, a 2-day symposium held at the University of Texas at Austin on 3-4 April, 2014. The conference brings together a diverse group of innovative architects from up and down the Americas to explore the current definition and reality of "American" modern architecture.
Latitudes 6

03.2014
Chronicle Books wins an Honor Award from the Northern California chapter of the IIDA.
IIDA NC

David Darling serves as Juror for the 2014 International Interior Design Association's Interior Design Competition.
IIDA IDC

GROUNDBREAKING: Brecon Estate Winery located in the Paso Robles region.
Brecon Estate Winery

02.2014
Aidlin Darling Design is featured as one of San Francisco's 10 Contemporary Designers You Should Know About.
The Culture Trip

NEW COMMISSION: Aidlin Darling Design is designing 21st Amendment's new 95,000 square foot production brewery and headquarters, located in San Leandro, CA.
Inside Scoop SF

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Light Loft, an extensive loft renovation in San Francisco.
Light Loft

01.2014
Bar Agricole wins a National AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture.
National AIA

David Darling is interviewed for Hospitality Design's 'Meet the Minds' series.
Hospitality Design

Paso Robles Residence receives the Residential Design Award of Excellence from the National Concrete Masonry Association.
NCMA

Wexler's canopy is selected as a 2013 Fabrikator Favorite from The Architect's Newspaper.
Architect's Newspaper

Architects + Artisans profiles the Sonoma Vineyard Estate.
Architects + Artisans

The Site and Senses exhibition at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art receives local, national and international coverage.
Interior Design
Architect
Dwell Magazine
Objekt International
Architect's Newspaper
Sonoma Press Democrat
Sonoma Valley Sun

12.2013
RECENTLY COMPLETED: The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art dedicates its entire 5,000-square-foot exhibition space to 'SITE & SENSES: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design'. This solo exhibition runs December 20, 2013 thru March 2, 2014.
Sight & Senses Exhibition

Corey Lee discusses Monsieur Benjamin, his forthcoming Hayes Valley bistro designed by Aidlin Darling.
Inside Scoop

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Brecon Estates, a new winery in Paso Robles, CA.
Paso Robles Daily News

Paso Robles Residence was selected as a Featured Home by Architectural Record.
Architectural Record

11.2013
Architects + Artisans profiles Aidlin Darling Design's upcoming exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.
Architects + Artisans

David Darling lectures on Designing for the Senses at "Process, Practice, Passion": AIA Colorado 2013 Practice + Design Conference.
AIA Colorado

10.2013
The Aidlin Darling Design studio celebrates their win at the 14th annual National Design Award Gala hosted by Cooper-Hewitt at Pier Sixty in New York.
Aidlin Darling Design at the NDA Gala

Sonoma Retreat wins a Residential Design Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
ASLA

Aidlin Darling Design will be featured in New West Coast Design 2 at the Museum of Craft and Design, October 26, 2013 thru January 05, 2014. Exhibition highlights will include the award-winning Pronto Kiosk & the Kaplan Table.
New West Coast Design 2 Announcement

09.2013
The Pronto Kiosk wins an Honor Award for Restaurant Design at the 2013 San Francisco AIA Constructed Realities Awards.
AIA SF

Aidlin Darling Design collaborates with James Beard Award-winning chef Corey Lee on his new French Bistro in Hayes Valley.

Principals Joshua Aidlin, David Darling, Peter Larsen and Roslyn Cole attend a White House luncheon for the National Design Award winners hosted by honorary patron First Lady Michelle Obama.
Bloomberg.com

Joshua Aidlin accepts a position as SFMOMA A+D Forum Programming Co-chair. The forum includes architects, designers, artists, patrons, and others who are committed to supporting the SF Museum of Modern Art Architecture and Design Department and advancing design culture in the Bay Area.
SFMOMA A+D Forum

Aidlin Darling Design begins its remodel of Benu restaurant for James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Corey Lee.
Benu SF

David Darling accepts a position on the James Beard Foundation Design Awards Committee.
James Beard Foundation

08.2013
San Joaquin Valley Residence wins an American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The Chicago Athenaeum

Architectural Record profiles the Windhover Contemplative Center.
Architectural Record

The Windhover Contemplative Center receives national and international media coverage in the following design blogs:
archdaily.com
e-architect.co.uk
inhabitat.com
designlike.com
arquired.com.mx
dailytonic.com

"How 355 11th Street Won the First COTE Top Ten Plus Award", a feature article by the American Institute of Architects.
AIArchitect

The Mill Valley Courtyard Residence is profiled in the New York Times.
Riding in Tandem

Architects and Artisans highlights Aidlin Darling's experiential approach to design.
Architects and Artisans

07.2013
The California Architectural Foundation's 2013 Owings Award bestows 355 11th Street with a Merit Award for Environmental Excellence.

Aidlin Darling design is profiled on HGTV's Front Door.
Front Door

06.2013
NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Windhover Contemplative Center, a spiritual retreat located on the Stanford University Campus.
Windhover Contemplative Center

David Darling presents at the 2013 Dwell on Design Conference, June 21-23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Dwell on Design

355 11th Street is profiled in Architect Magazine as the inaugural 2013 COTE/AIA Top Ten Plus Award winner.
Architect Magazine

05.2013
Aidlin Darling Design Wins a 2013 National Design Award!

Conceived by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the National Design Awards honor excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in American design. This award is bestowed upon firms whose complete body of work is extraordinarily original in identifying, shaping, and solving problems, and whose designs introduce formal innovation and significantly broaden the conventions of their discipline.

We are honored to be joining past and present National Design Award winners including such luminaries as Lawrence Halprin, Ralph Kaplan, Frank Gehry, David Kelley & IDEO, Steven Holl, Yves Behar, Milton Glaser, Thom Mayne, Dan Kiley, Paula Scher and Rodarte. We would like to thank all of the incredible clients, consultants, and builders with whom we have had the good fortune of collaborating on our projects. We hope the best is yet to come.
Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Paso Robles Residence wins the Grand Award for Residential and Sustainable Design in the 2013 CMACN/AIACC Concrete Masonry Design Awards Competition.
CMACN

Bar Agricole is selected as one of San Francisco's Top Five Designed Restaurants.
7x7SF

Joshua Aidlin and David Darling present their lecture "Designing for the Senses" at the 2013 Stanford University Spring Lecture Series.
Stanford Lecture Series

04.2013
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) has selected 355 11th Street as the inaugural recipient of the Top Ten Plus Award. The Top Ten Plus recognizes one past AIA COTE Top Ten Projects Award recipient which has quantifiable metrics that demonstrate the true impact the sustainable design has achieved.
AIA/COTE Top Ten Plus

Aidlin Darling Design is pleased to announce the promotion of 5 designers whose leadership and talent have greatly contributed to the firm's success: Peter Larsen - Principal, Roslyn Cole - Principal, Kent Chiang - Associate Principal, Michael Pierry - Senior Associate, and Adam Rouse - Associate.

03.2013
Paso Robles Residence receives an Honor Award from the Northern California Chapter of the IIDA.
IIDA NC

02.2013
The Windhover Contemplative Center recently received design approval from the Stanford University Board of Directors and will proceed into construction in June of this year.
Windhover Contemplative Center

David Darling serves as Juror for the 2013 International Interior Design Association's Interior Design Competition.
IIDA IDC

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Winged Retreat, a new single family residence in the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel.
Winged Retreat

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Shear House, a gut remodel of a single family hillside residence.
Shear House

01.2013
NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Palo Alto Residence, a new single family home in Palo Alto.
Palo Alto Residence

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Skyhaus, a single family residence in San Francisco.
Skyhaus

12.2012
Aidlin Darling Design creates an ornament for the 2012 Ornament Design Ball and Auction. The crystalline globe, inspired by the fractal patterns of ice crystals, was created utilizing 3d modeling software and laser cutting technology. All proceeds of the auction benefit Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project.
Crystalline Globe Ornament

11.2012
Bar Agricole is awarded LEED-CI Platinum Certification by the US Green Building Council. It is the first restaurant in Northern California to receive Platinum Certification.

Roslyn Cole leads a Greenbuild Conference tour of the 2010 COTE Award winning 355 11th Street building and the James Beard Award winning Bar Agricole. The tour focuses on the inventive design approaches to the program needs of each project with an over-arching goal of creating meaningfully sustainable spaces to serve the public.

355 11th Street is profiled on the US Green Building Council's website.
US Green Building Council

David Darling is a featured speaker at Culintro's "Design & Eating", a panel event that addresses the evolving changes, needs and trends of restaurant design.
Culintro

Paso Robles Residence wins a Citation Award in the AIA California Council Residential Award Program.
AIA California Council

10.2012
Aidlin Darling Design is selected to design the new Roseland University Prep campus in Santa Rosa, California
Roseland Announcement

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: A new single family home on Red Mountain in Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen Residence

09.2012
NEW GROUNDBREAKING: House of Earth and Sky, a new single family residence on the San Francisco Peninsula.
House of Earth and Sky

David Darling serves as a round table panelist on branding at the 2012 AIA-CC Progression Conference, which aims to inspire new ways of thinking about the future of design and the built environment.
AIA California Council

David Darling participates in the AIA-SF panel discussion on managing a successful design studio. Other panelists include Mark Cavagnero, Primo Orpilla and Mark Horton.

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Art House, a single family residence in San Francisco.
Art House

Joshua Aidlin serves as Juror for the 2012 Santa Clara Valley AIA Design Awards.
AIA Santa Clara Valley

08.2012
Aidlin Darling Design is selected to design the Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford University. Named for a series of meditative paintings by Nathan Oliveira, the chapel-like Center will be a spiritual refuge on the Stanford campus intended to both promote and inspire personal renewal. Construction is anticipated to start in the Spring of 2013.
Windhover Announcement

07.2012
The American Institute of Architects - California Council bestows Bar Agricole and the San Joaquin Valley Residence with 2012 Merit Awards. This year there are 4 Honor Awards and 11 Merit Awards given.
AIA California Council

06.2012
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design awards 355 11th Street with a 2012 Green GOOD DESIGN Award.
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

04.2012
Bar Agricole wins a Citation Award for Interior Architecture at the 2012 San Francisco AIA Design Awards.
AIA San Francisco

Paso Robles Residence is selected as a finalist in the Residential Archtiecture category of the AZURE 2012 AZ AWARDS.

03.2012
The San Joaquin Valley Residence and Redscout are both winners at the 2012 IIDA Northern California Honor Awards. Redscout receives a Merit Award while the San Joaquin Valley Residence wins an Honor Award.
IIDA Northern California

Out of nearly 800 entries submitted to the 2012 Residential Architect Design Awards, 36 projects are selected for recognition. One of those selected is our Paso Robles Residence which receives a Merit Award.
Residential Architect

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Chronicle Books Metreon officially opens to the public with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, March 8th from 6-9pm.
SF Station

02.2012
NEW GROUNDBREAKING: A new single family home in Mill Valley.
Mill Valley Courtyard House

RECENTLY COMPLETED: A new private residence in rural Central California.
San Joaquin Valley Residence

01.2012
Bar Agricole chosen as one of Michael Bauer's top new restaurant designs in San Francisco.
Inside Scoop SF

RECENTLY COMPLETED: A gut and remodel of a penthouse apartment.
Shift Loft

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Construction has started on the Slope House, a new single family residence overlooking Richardson Bay.

NEW GROUNDBREAKING: Construction has started on Chronicle Books' new downtown retail space.
Chronicle Books

For the third year in a row, Aidlin Darling Design receives a nomination for the Interior Design Category of the Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian National Design Awards program.

12.2011
Aidlin Darling Design is featured in the November-December issue of Residential Architect.
Publications

11.2011
Bar Agricole wins a Merit Award in the Hospitality: Fine Dining category of Interior Design Magazine's 2011 Best of Year Awards.
Interior Design Magazine

Peter Larsen is promoted to Principal at Aidlin Darling Design. Peter has been with the firm nearly since its inception in 1998. Congratulations Pete!

David Darling speaks about qualitative aspects of sustainable design, reflecting on the firms fundamental approach to designing to improve the human condition, at Sacramento Municipal Utility District's Savings by Design program lecture series.

Joshua Aidlin serves as Juror for the 2011 Cleveland AIA Design Awards.

Bar Agricole is chosen as one of the 50 Best Bars in the World by Drinks International, a UK-based industry magazine.
Huffington Post

David Darling presents the work of Aidlin Darling Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture 2011-2012 Hyde lecture series.

10.2011
Joshua Aidlin presents an in-depth look at the plans to renovate the Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse into a multidisciplinary arts center for underprivileged youth at the organization's fundraiser held at the Sunnyside Conservatory.

Aidlin Darling Design's work is selected for display at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning.

Bar Agricole is profiled in Architectural Record's "Record Interiors" section.
Architectural Record

09.2011
Aidlin Darling Design is profiled in "Handful of Salt," a blog which explores the craft of modern design.
www.handfulofsalt.com

Joshua Aidlin co-hosts "Craft Top to Bottom: Art, Building and Food": a field-trip style event that examines Bar Agricole, the result of a unique artist-designer client relationship. Other presenters on the tour include Nikolas Weinstein of Nikolas Weinstein Studios, Mark Rogero of Concreteworks, and Thaddeus Vogler of Bar Agricole.
www.aiasf.org

Remodeling Magazine awards Bar Agricole the Grand Design Award for Commercial Remodeling Over $500,000 in its 2011 Remodeling Design Award competition.
www.remodeling.hw.net

Bar Agricole and Wexler's are both winners in the 2011 San Francisco AIA's award program 'Constructed Realities'. Bar Agricole received a Merit Award in Restaurant Design while Wexler's is awarded a Citation Award in the same category.
www.aiasf.org

Joshua Aidlin serves as Juror for the Kansas City AIA's 2011 Monsters of Design Competition.
www.aiakc.org

Peter Larsen and David Darling attend a White House luncheon hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama to honor the winners and finalists of the 2011 Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian National Design Awards.

08.2011
Bar Agricole is featured in 7x7 Magazine's August 2011 cover article "Rise & Dine: Brunch Comes to the City's Best Restaurants."
www.7x7.com

Joshua Aidlin participates in the Commonwealth Club panel discussion "San Francisco's 2011 James Beard Award Winners: What Makes a Restaurant Great?" with Paolo Lucchessi, writer of San Francisco Chronicle's column "Inside Scoop"; Charles Phan, owner and executive chef of The Slanted Door; and Michael Tusk, chef and owner of Quince and Cotogna.
www.commonwealthclub.org

06.2011
Aidlin Darling Design is featured in San Francisco Magazine's Best of Bay Area Issue as "Architects' Names To Drop."
www.sanfranmag.com

Joshua Aidlin serves as Juror for the California Central Coast AIA Design Awards program.

Joshua Aidlin participates in a panel presentation with Lisa Iwamoto and Olle Lundberg to discuss the impact of culture, commerce, collaboration, conservation and context on the built environment at the San Francisco AIA Lecture "If Looks Could Sell: The Aesthetics of Contemporary Architecture."

05.2011
For the second year in a row, Aidlin Darling Design is honored as one of two 2011 National Design Award Finalists for Interior Design awarded by the Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian National Design Museum.
www.nationaldesignawards.org

Aidlin Darling Design wins the 2011 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Award for Bar Agricole which honors the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2008.
www.jamesbeard.org

Aidlin Darling Design's Courtyard Residence is featured in the San Francisco AIA-Marin Living: Home Tours.
www.aiasf.org

Joshua Aidlin participates in San Francisco AIA's "The Architects' Forum," a panel discussion centering on the Marin Living: Home Tours Program and the Bay Area regional style.

"Born in the Sunset A Reception Benefiting the Environmental Design Archives" was held at Aidlin Darling Design's Ocean Beach Residence.

04.2011
Bar Agricole is selected as a finalist in the Commercial Interiors category of the AZURE 2011 AZ AWARDS. Winners to be announced at the AZ AWARDS ceremony on June 16.
www.azawardsoes.adbeast.com

03.2011
Bar Agricole receives a Merit Award from the Northern California Chapter of the IIDA.
www.iida-nc.org

Bar Agricole wins a National IIDA Award in the Retail/Hospitality division. Six top award winners were chosen from almost 400 entries.
www.iida.org

355 11th Street wins a prestigious international Civic Trust Award. This is the first US project to ever receive this honor.
www.civictrustawards.org.uk

Aidlin Darling Design presents the Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse design to San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department.
www.bit.ly/g8M8Cn

Bar Agricole is selected as one of three Finalists for 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards - Outstanding Restaurant Design for the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2008. Winners will be announced at a black tie award ceremony in early May.
www.newyork.grubstreet.com

Aidlin Darling Design participates in CCA's "Inside the Architect's Studio" tour, where design enthusiasts visit 3 award winning architecture studios to learn more about their philosophies, methodologies and insights into their processes.

Joshua Aidlin serves on the Jury for 2011 National AIA/COTE Top Ten Awards program.

02.2011
Bar Agricole is featured in the February 2011 issue of Interior Design Magazine.
www.interiordesign.net

The Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse project is featured on Comcast Newsmakers.
www.youtube.com

01.2011
Bar Agricole wins the 2011 Interior Beauty of Wood Design Award from WoodWorks/Wood Product Council.
www.woodworks.org

Aidlin Darling Design receives a nomination for the Interior Design Category of the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian National Design Awards program.

Aidlin Darling Design is selected to design Chronicle Books' new downtown retail space.