Maybeck Award.

Honoring an individual California architect for outstanding lifetime achievement in producing consistently distinguished design.

The Maybeck Award recognizes outstanding achievement in architectural design as expressed in a body of work produced by an individual architect over a period of at least 10 years. The award is intended to honor the individual rather than the firm. The basis for the award is the quality of the body of work, consistently designed, during one’s career.

As this year’s award winners are revealed, we take a look back at the past winners of one of the most prestigious Design Awards: the Maybeck Award, which honors individual Californian architects for their outstanding bodies of work over ten years or more. Since 1992, only fourteen architects have been selected for the Maybeck. Who are they, and what is their legacy in California?

Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957) was a visionary creative force in California architecture. After spending the early years of his career at the University of California, Berkeley, in the 1890s, working as the school’s first professor of architecture, he opened a San Francisco practice focused mainly on homes and churches. Among his many acclaimed buildings that have stood the test of time are the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Berkeley and the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Maybeck Award Recipients

1992
Joseph Esherick, FAIA
1993
William Turnbull Jr., FAIA
1994
Edward C. Bassett, FAIA
1995
Ray Kappe, FAIA
1996
Pierre Koenig, FAIA
1997
Frank Gehry, FAIA
2000
Mario Ciampi, FAIA
2001
Craig Hartman, FAIA
2003
Charles Davis, FAIA
2004
Daniel Solomon, FAIA
2005
Rob W. Quigley, FAIA
2006
George Homsey, FAIA
2007
Thom Mayne, FAIA
2011
Steven Ehrlich, FAIA