Valerio Dewalt Train received the 2012 Distinguished Building Honor Award from AIA California and the 2012 Distinguished Building Merit Award from AIA Chicago for their design of the UCSD Rita Atkinson Residences. The 226 unit graduate student housing development was completed on budget a full year ahead of the original schedule. These two awards are in addition to the project receiving a 2011 SCUP Merit Award and 2011 DBIA (Western Pacific Region) Environmental Merit Award.
AIA Chicago Jury members commented: “A sizable structure, it breaks down nicely. They introduce smaller, more liveable areas.”