2013 Leadership Awards

Hall of Fame: George Suyama

George Suyama’s houses mix austerity and craft with the Japanese sensibilities of reverence for nature.

Since opening his firm in 1971, George Suyama has become known for tranquil houses that blend seamlessly with nature and the land.


Top Residential Firm: Craig Steely Architecture

The top firm in this year's Leadership Awards is Craig Steely's San Francisco- and Hawaii-based practice.

Rising Star: Tonic Design | Tonic Construction

This Raleigh, N.C.-based firm, made up of the husband-and-wife team of Vincent Petrarca and Katherine Hogan doesn't have a singular style...



Slideshow: ra50 Architects’ Favorite Buildings

Take a look at some of the top building picks from a handful of our ra50 architects.

ra50: Introduction

Playing favorites is a dangerous game. It’s one we’ve more or less avoided for more than a dozen years. And yet, “The List” is a tried-and-true formula for magazines, one that always stirs interest inside and outside of the enterprise. So why did we finally succumb to doing our own “best of” compendium?

Andrew Maynard (center) and staff

ra50: Andrew Maynard Architects

Andrew Maynard Architects produces architecturally inspired houses.

Paul Masi and Harry Bates

ra50: Bates Masi + Architects

Bates + Masi Architects' preference for simplicity leads them to reinvent mundane materials.

Peter Q. Bohlin

ra50: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson explores the nuances of place, people, and how things are made.

Angela Brooks

ra50: Brooks + Scarpa

Whether high-end or low-budget, Brooks + Scarpa's inventive work enhances the built environment.

Craig Steely

ra50: Craig Steely Architecture

Craig Steely practices the art of less is more.


ra50: Cutler Anderson Architects

Cutler Anderson has mastered the art of timeless design.


ra50: David Baker + Partners Architects

At David Baker + Partners in San Francisco, sustainable design is a way of life.


ra50: David Jameson Architect

In architecturally conservative Washington, D.C., architect David Jameson offers clients idea-driven buildings.


ra50: Dennis Wedlick Architect

Advocacy and client service are Dennis Wedlick Architect's top priorities.

Takashi Yanai and Steven Ehrlich

ra50: Ehrlich Architects

Innovative design and a commitment to sustainability mark Ehrlich Architects' work.


Residential Architect Leadership Awards

15 Young Firms to Watch