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AIA/LA announces Restaurant Design Award winners

October 16, 2008 |  6:04 pm

Bluevelvet2_2The American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles announced the winners of its 2008 Restaurant Design Awards. Design firm Tag Front was behind two of the winners (and another of the finalists). The honorees are:

Restaurant, winner: Blue Velvet, designed by Tag Front (left).

The other finalists in that category were: Comme Ça, designed by KAA Design Group; Katsuya Glendale, designed by Starck Network/DesignARC; Luckyfish, designed by Tag Front; Osteria Mozza, designed by Kelly Architects; and R+D Kitchen, designed by stenforS/Associates and Hillstone Restaurant Group.

Cafe/Bar, winner: LA Mill, designed by Formation Assn. and Rubbish InteriorsLamill_2 (below).

Other finalists in this category: FOOD, designed by Fleetwood Fernandez Architecture; Kitchen 24, designed by Spacecraft/Torres Architects; and Monsieur Marcel, designed by New Theme.

Lounge/Nightclub, winner: Elevate Lounge, by Tag Front (not pictured).

The other finalist: Oneworld Lounge at LAX, designed by Gensler.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo of Blue Velvet by Peter Wintersteller / for The Times

photo of LA Mill by Carlos Chavez/Los Angeles Times.