Los Angeles, CA – On June 20th, 2012 the Los Angeles Business Council hosted a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in honor of the 42nd Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. This premiere event had many high-profiled individuals and firms throughout the Los Angeles area. More than 500 people attended the event and included a diverse range of notable individuals such as keynote speaker Michael Govan, Director of LACMA who discussed the relationship between art and architecture. Other notable attendees of the event were Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles Controllers Wendy Greuel and Joe Buscani, and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Jan Perry.
The event aimed to celebrate a diverse range of innovative architecture and design projects that exist throughout the Los Angeles County that demonstrate a livable, sustainable, and beautiful environments for all individuals. The luncheon also provided the opportunity for many of L.A.’s top firms, designers, and planners to informally network and share ideas on their latest and upcoming ideas and projects. The event honored a number of projects that ranged from high-profiled architectural firms to students in California universities, The University of Southern California won this category with its unique and innovative boardwalk retail design.
With such amazing designs and projects, the decision to name a Grand Winner proved to be difficult for the judging panel. Fortunately, their decision crowned LACMA’s Transformation Project as the grand prize winner. The project was the second phase of the museum’s efforts to provide cutting-edge design in which three new buildings were constructed – the Resnick Pavillion, Ray’s Restaurant, and the Stark Bar. The 71,000 square foot addition gave not only LACMA, but also the City of Los Angeles another architectural masterpiece.
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