June 26, 2012
LABC’s 42nd Annual LA Architectural Awards Returned to the Beverly Hilton for Another Successful Luncheon.
Clockwise from upper left: Co-Chair Presenter Rob Jernigan, Gensler; Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Co-Chair Presenter Nadine Watt, Watt Companies, Moderator Frances Anderton, KCRW; Ken Stein, Frank Webb Architects; Co-Host Celeste Altimari, Haworth; Randy Britt, Parsons; Jacob Lipa, LABC Chairman; Keynote speaker Michael Govan, LACMA.

On June 20, the LABC hosted the 42nd annual Architectural Awards celebrating  a diverse range of innovative architecture and design projects from throughout Los Angeles County that support a livable, beautiful, and economically vibrant region. Over 500 people gathered at the Beverly Hilton for the event, which included a dynamic keynote address from LACMA Director Michael Govan on the relationship between art and architecture. Congratulatory remarks were also delivered by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city leaders. 

The second phase of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) dramatic transformation project was honored with the Grand Prize, one of 33 stand-out building projects honored as premiere examples of the region’s cutting-edge design.

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Winners in the Press
Winning teams received unprecedented press this year across many media platforms including print, blogs and social media:
Curbed LA Winners Gallery
Curbed LA story on our student design competition
LAist Gallery of all 33 Winners
The Daily Breeze on our student design competiton
KPCC on the Ford Hotel winning the Renovation Award
Pasadena Now on Cal Tech winning the Green Building Award
Santa Monica Patch on winning projects in Santa Monica
North Hollywood Patch on Palo Verde Apartments winning the Chairman's Honorable Mention Award
Claremont-LaVerne Patch on area winning projects.
Student Design Charette
This year we honored the winner of our revamped student competition among eight leading design schools in the L.A. area, each vying for the Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award. Over an intensive weekend in February, three-person teams from each school reimagined the Ports O’ Call complex at the Port of LA. The winning team was from USC.

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