June 28, 2017
The Santa Monica Conservancy’s Preservation Resource Center received one of two Preservation Awards presented at the 47th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) on June 22, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The ceremony honored the Conservancy for its role in saving and rehabilitating a late 1890s Shotgun House, which now serves as a LEED Gold certified educational center and a model of adaptive reuse for the community. The City of Santa Monica, Fonda-Bonardi and Hohman Architects, Historic Resources Group, Minardos Group and FormLA Landscaping were also recognized for the Shotgun House project.
The Conservancy’s Preservation Resource Center was one of 45 winning projects selected from a competitive pool of over 200 projects, ranging from civic buildings and transportation hubs to commercial office and creative retail. Winners were selected by a jury panel representing a cross-section of industry experts, including representatives from top architectural firms, the City of Los Angeles, developers and engineers.
“The honored projects tonight provide a window into the values we hold dear and provide a path forward in how we all can improve our quality of life through beauty, function, and public benefit in one of America’s most dynamic cities,” noted Kai-Uwe Bergmann of the visionary architectural firm BIG, whose projects include Google’s California headquarters.
A full list of honorees as well as pictures of the winning projects is available at www.labusinesscouncil.org.