Glen Park Residence wins AIA Housing Award

Glen Park Residence wins AIA Housing Award

Monika Gromek
Apr 23, 2009

Every year The American Institute of Architects selects outstanding residential designs for their Housing Awards. This year the majority of the houses in the One/Two–Family Custom Housing category featured green design and energy efficient ideas. One of the awards was given to a 3,000-square-foot San Francisco residence designed and built by Jim Zack and Lisa de Vito of Zack / de Vito Architecture.

The eco-friendly design includes a translucent staircase that creates a light shaft from the skylight to the basement, wood that was harvested sustainably, and solar panels. Most of of its frame was built off-site and then put together in its final location. This process of construction reduces waste and saves time and money.

The house by Zack / de Vito Architecture and other winners of AIA awards are highlighted on the WSJ website. To learn more about the projects check out AIA website.

Photo: WSJ

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