City hosts Design and Sustainability Awards Gala on April 24

Seven projects have been recognized for design excellence in areas ranging from indoor/outdoor living design to façade composition to garage-to-ADU conversion. (Sustainability Award recipients will be highlighted in a forthcoming announcement.)

Get inspired for your next home renovation project at the Planning Commission Design & Sustainability Awards Gala, where we celebrate the best in construction, landscaping, and sustainable home improvements in Piedmont.

Design & Sustainability Awards Gala
Wednesday, April 24 | 5:30 p.m.
Piedmont Community Hall | 711 Highland Avenue

Each year, the Planning Commission recognizes a small number of exemplary projects with a Design Award. Projects selected for awards reflect the highest level of design excellence among all that have come before the Commission for review. To be eligible for consideration, a project must conform to Piedmont’s design and planning guidelines and must have completed construction in the previous calendar year. 

This year we’re adding a new dimension to the event with the introduction of Sustainability Awards, which celebrate property owners who have incorporated green elements like heat pumps, solar panels, and greywater systems into their homes.

The gala is an opportunity to learn more about the projects selected for recognition, meet the contractors and design professionals who made them possible, and hear directly from property owners about their experiences. Seven projects were selected to receive a 2024 Design Award for excellence across a wide span of project types, ranging from Garage-to-ADU Conversion to Outdoor Living Area. Recipients are listed below.

New this year are awards that feature “green” home improvements like heat pumps, solar panels, and greywater systems. Sustainability Award recipients will be highlighted in a forthcoming announcement.

Seven projects were selected to receive a 2024 Design Award
Excellence in Indoor/Outdoor Living Design: 974 Rose Avenue

Property Owners: Hugh and Victoria Smith
Architect: Kirk Peterson
Contractor: Daryl Rush

Excellence in Facade Composition: 11 Cambridge Way

Property Owners: Peter Jaeshke and Supina Mapon
Architect: Rob Kelly, Kelly and Abramson
Contractor: Gabriel Zarate, Prime Builder and Renovator, Inc.

Outstanding Integrated Addition: 218 Bonita Avenue

Property Owners: Anna Putnam and Daniel Rampton
Architect: Tim Wooster Design
Contractors: Integrity Remodeling

Outstanding Architectural Restoration: 337 Magnolia Avenue

Property Owners: Lukas Bruggemann and Wendi Sue
Architect: WES Architecture and Interiors
Contractors: Agustin Santos, Santos Construction

Excellence in Garage to ADU Conversion: 319 El Cerrito Avenue

Property Owners: Gina Song and David Woo
Architect: Arleta Chang, Jarvis Architects
Contractor: Bill Worley, Zanderbuilt Construction

Excellence in Outdoor Living Area: 100 Indian Road

Property Owners: Steve and Karen Ellis
Architect: Mark Becker
Contractor: Nick Ozier

Excellence in Integrated Garage Design: 22 Nace Avenue

Property Owners: Stephen Selkowitz and Barbara O’Hare
Project Manager: Ehsan “Sean” Majd, Manage Build Inc.
Contractors: Erik Ramirez, BE&D Builders Inc.

For questions about the Design Awards program, please contact Assistant Planner Steven Lizzarago at

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