Bruce Damonte


AIA Los Angeles presented awards to 21 local firms last week during its annual design awards ceremony. The evening’s program migrated through three historic Los Angeles venues, with pre-reception cocktails at the Bradbury Building, the ceremony at the Million Dollar Theater, and a dinner party at Grand Central Market.

The Design Awards ceremony, hosted by Getty Center’s CEO James Cuno, awarded firms with three tiers of recognition including honor, merit, and citation. Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, a principal at VJAA in Minneapolis; Patricia Oliver, FAIA, Dean of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston; and Georgina Huljich, of Los Angeles-based firm P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, filled the judging panel.

In addition to the Design Awards,12 upcoming, unbuilt projects received Next LA Awards, and 14 Presidential Honor Awards were granted to Los Angeles design community executives.

For more information on each of the winners below, follow the linked project title to its ARCHITECT Magazine Project Gallery page.

HONOR

Emerson College – Morphosis Architects – Los Angeles

Emerson College, Morphosis Architects, Los Angeles
Courtesy Iwan Baan Emerson College, Morphosis Architects, Los Angeles

MERIT

Santa Monica Public Parking Structure # 6 – Behnisch Architekten & Studio Jantzen – Santa Monica, Calif.

Santa Monica Public Parking Structure #6, Behnisch Architekten & Studio Jantzen, Santa Monica, Calif.
Courtesy David Matthiessen Santa Monica Public Parking Structure #6, Behnisch Architekten & Studio Jantzen, Santa Monica, Calif.

Hwaesong Sport Complex – DRDS – Hwaesong, Kyunggi, Korea

Hwaesong Sport Complex, DRDS, Hwaesong, Korea
Courtesy DRDS Hwaesong Sport Complex, DRDS, Hwaesong, Korea

Edison Language Academy – Kevin Daly Architects and IBI Group – Santa Monica, Calif.

Edison Language Academy, Kevin Daly Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.
Courtesy Kevin Daly Architects Edison Language Academy, Kevin Daly Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.

Buzz Court – Heyday – Los Angeles

Buzz Court, Hey Day, Silverlake, Calif.
Courtesy Hey Day Buzz Court, Hey Day, Silverlake, Calif.


Tongva Park + Ken Gensler Square – Miriam Mulder, AIA - Santa Monica, Calif.

Tongva Park+ Ken Gensler Square, Frederick Fisher & Partners, Santa Monica, Calif.
Courtesy Frederick Fisher & Partners Tongva Park+ Ken Gensler Square, Frederick Fisher & Partners, Santa Monica, Calif.

Cornell University – Morphosis Architects – Ithaca, N.Y.

Cornell University, Morphosis Architects, Ithaca, NY
Courtesy Morphosis Architects Cornell University, Morphosis Architects, Ithaca, NY


A.P.C. Melrose Place – WORD (Warren Office For Research and Design – Los Angeles

APC Melrose, WORD, Los Angeles
Courtesy WORD APC Melrose, WORD, Los Angeles

CITATION

Pico Place – Brooks+Scarpa – Santa Monica, Calif.

Pico Place, Brooks + Scarpa, Santa Monica, Calif.
Courtesy John Linden Pico Place, Brooks + Scarpa, Santa Monica, Calif.

Vault House – Johnston Marklee & Associates – Oxnard, Calif.

Vault House, Johnston Marklee & Associates, Oxnard, Calif.
Courtesy Eric Staudenmaier Vault House, Johnston Marklee & Associates, Oxnard, Calif.

Cloverdale 749 – Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA) – Los Angeles

Cloverdale 749, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Los Angeles
Courtesy Lawrence Anderson Cloverdale 749, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Los Angeles

La Cage Aux Folles – Warren Techentin Architecture – Los Angeles

La Cage Aux Folles, Warren Techentin Architecture, Los Angeles
Courtesy Nick Cope La Cage Aux Folles, Warren Techentin Architecture, Los Angeles