Architectural Awards

An annual celebration of projects that embrace innovative design standards to enhance the way we live in Los Angeles.


This year is a celebration of 50 years honoring stunning architectural achievements in Los Angeles while serving as a reminder of the nexus between social issues and physical infrastructure. With team awards that honor sustainable building practices, dense urban living, and transit-oriented communities, the LABC seeks to highlight developments that move L.A. forward in an efficient, sustainable and livable way.


Thursday, June 25, 2020


5:30PM – 9:00PM


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Event Contact

Rachel Levy

2019 event highlights

This year’s Architectural Awards drew over 650 leading architects, designers, building owners, developers and city officials together to celebrate the most innovative designs in Los Angeles. Housing affordability and homelessness played a central role in the event, with the Community Impact Award awarded to  a collective of 23 nonprofit groups on the front lines of these issues. 

2019 Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Scholarship Award Projects and Winners

Take a look at our 2019 Award Winners!

Beyond L.A.
Health Education Buildings, University of Kansas Medical Center

Design Architect: CO Architects  |  Executive Architect: Helix Architecture + Design  |  Contractor: McCownGordon Construction, LLC  |  Building Owner & Developer: University of Kansas Medical Center  |  Structural Engineer: Bob D. Campbell & Company  |  MEP Engineer: Henderson Engineers  |  Photography: Timmerman Photography

Beyond L.A.
Hotel Californian

Design Architect: Design ARC Architects  |  Executive Architect: Price Architects  |  Contractor: MATT Construction Corporation  |  Construction Manager: Tynan Group  |  Building Owner & Developer: 35 State Street Hotel Partners  |  Interior Design: Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Beyond L.A.

Design Architect: Giorgio Borruso Design  |  Manufacturer: Permasteelisa Group  |  Building Owner & Developer: NOMAAD  |  Photography: Daniele Domenicali

Beyond L.A.
Sacramento Downtown Commons

Design/ Landscape Architect: Rios Clementi Hale Studios  |  Executive Architect: House & Robertson Architects  |  Contractor: Swinerton Builders  |  Building Owner & Developer: JMA Ventures, LLC  |  Structural Engineers: Englekirk Engineers  |  MEP Engineers: Glumac Engineers

Central Recreation Center Pool and Bathhouse Renovation

Design Architect: Lehrer Architects LA  |  Contractor: Acon Development  |  Building Owner: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks  |  Building Developer: City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

Commercial Office Building

Architect: Gensler  |  General Contractor: KPRS Construction Services, Inc.  |  Building Owner & Developer: IDS Real Estate Group  |  Structural Engineer: Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers  |  Mechanical Engineer: Western Allied Corporation  |  Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Commercial Office Building
Playa Jefferson Building_E

Architect: Gensler  |  General Contractor: Austin Commercial  |  Building Owner: Marshall Property & Development with Rockwood Capital  |  Building Developer: Vantage Property Investors  |  Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Associates Structural Engineers  |  Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape Architects

Commercial Office Building
Terasaki Research Institute

Design Architect: Atelier Hitoshi Abe  |  Executive Architect: House & Robertson Architects Inc.  |  Contractor: Taslimi Construction Company, Inc.  |  Building Owner & Developer: 1018-1024 Westwood Boulevard LLC  |  Photography: Kentaro Yamada

Design Concept
Arroyo Seco

Master Planner & Landscape Architect: Rios Clementi Hale Studios  |  Contractor: HR&A Advisors, Inc.  |  General Manager: Rose Bowl Stadium  |  Property Owner: City of Pasadena  |  Civil Engineers: VS2 Consulting  |  Cost Estimators: MGAC

Design Concept
Cities of Los Angeles – Glendale Water Reclamation Facility

Design & Executive Architect: Lehrer Architects LA  |  Contractor: Morley Builders  |  Building Owner: City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation  |  Building Developer: City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Division

Design Concept
Pershing Square Revitalization

Design Landscape Architect: Agence Ter  |  Prime Consultant & Executive Architect: Gruen Associates  |  Client: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks  |  Developer: City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works/Bureau of Engineering  |  Civil & Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Design Concept
Strand and Pier Hotel

Design Architect: HKS Architects  |  Contractor: Morley Builders  |  Building Owner & Developer: Bolour Associates  |  Landscape Architects: AHBE  |  Civil Engineer: Fuscoe Engineering, Inc.  |  Operator: Provenance Hotels

Student Services Building, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Design Architect: CO Architects  |  Contractor: C.W. Driver, Inc.  |  Building Owner & Developer: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona  |  Metal Roofing Contractor: CMF, Inc.  |  Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates  |  Landscape Architect: Spurlock Landscape Architects  |  Photography: Timmerman Photography

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Design Architect: SmithGroup  |  Executive Architect: Taylor Design  |  Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.  |  Building Owner & Developer: Los Angeles County  |  IMEG: SASCO Electric

Hospitality & Attractions
Banc of California Stadium

Design Architect: Gensler  |  Contractor/ Construction Manager: PCL Construction  |  Building Owner & Developer: Los Angeles Football Club  |  Program Manager and Owner’s Representative: Legends  |  Landscape Architect: Studio-MLA  |  Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

Hospitality & Attractions
Westdrift Manhattan Beach

Branding and Interior Designer: EDG Design  |  Executive Architect: Houston Tyner  |  Contractor: Excel (Rooms) & Layton Construction (Public Spaces)  |  Building Owner: Westmont Hospitality  |  Building Developer: Cerberus Real Estate Capital Management

888 at Grand Hope Park

Design & Executive Architect: CallisonRTKL Inc.  |  Contractor: Suffolk Construction  |  Building Owner & Developer: CIM Group  |  Landscape Architect: Studio-MLA

California Institute of Technology, The Bechtel Residence

Design & Executive Architect: ZGF  |  Contractor: MATT Construction Corporation  |  Building Owner & Developer: California Institute of Technology

Orum Residence

Design Architect: SPF:a  |  Contractor: Tyler Development Corporation  |  Building Owner & Developer: DLTP LLC

Mosaic Gardens at Westlake

Design & Executive Architect: Lahmon Architects  |  Contractor: Walton Construction Inc.  |  Building Owner & Developer: LINC Housing  |  Interior Design: Aylin Inel Interiors  |  Landscape Architecture: Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture Inc.  |  Structural Engineer of Record: John Labib & Associates

LR2 Residence

Design & Executive Architect: Montalba Architects  |  Contractor: Sarlan Builders  |  Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates  |  Landscape: EPT Design  |  Lighting: Sean O’Connor Lighting

MLK1101 Supportive Housing

Design & Executive Architect: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]  |  Contractor: GB Construction, Inc.  |  Building Owner & Developer: Clifford Beers Housing, Inc.  |  Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates  |  Landscape: LINK Landscape Architecture  |  Civil & MEP Engineering: SY Lee & Associates

Vision on Wilshire

Design & Executive Architect: Steinberg Hart  |  Contractor: MATT Construction Corporation  |  Building Owner & Developer: UDR Inc.

Innovation and Technology
Colorado College Tutt Library Expansion & Transformation

Design & Executive Architect: Pfeiffer  |  Contractor: GH Phipps  |  Structural Engineer: HCDA Engineering  |  MEP: Fairris Engineering  |  Library AV/IT/Acoustics: The Sextant Group  |  Architectural Lighting Consultant: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll (KGM)

Aftershock Gaming

Design Architect: OKB Architecture  |  Contractor: Corporate Contractors, Inc.  |  Lighting: Performance Lighting  |  Flooring: Shaw Carpet  |  Furniture Rep: Unisource Solutions  |  MEP Engineers: LKE Engineers


Design & Executive Architect: Rapt Studio  |  Contractor: Howard Building Corporation  |  Building Owner: Kilroy Realty Corporation  |  Building Developer: Cresa  |  Tenant: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Knoll Los Angeles Showroom

Design Architect: Architecture Research Office  |  Executive Architect: Wirt Design Group  |  Contractor: Taslimi Construction Company  |  Building Owner & Developer: Brookfield Properties

Paradigm Talent Agency Beverly Hills Headquarters

Design & Executive Architect: Rottet Studio  |  Contractor: Clune Construction  |  Building Owner: Ocean West Capital Partners  |  Project Manager: Anthony Mason Associates  |  Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti  |  MEP Engineer: ARC Engineering

Landscape Architecture
Hauser & Wirth

Executive Architect: Creative Space  |  Design Architect: Selldorf Architects  |  Contractor: BrightView Landscape Development & Landscape Discoveries Inc.  |  Landscape Architect: Studio-MLA

Los Angeles & Mexico Sustainable Real Estate Award
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Design Architect: SmithGroup  |  Executive Architect: Taylor Design  |  Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.  |  Building Owner & Developer: Los Angeles County  |  IMEG: SASCO Electric

Los Angeles & Mexico Sustainable Real Estate Award
Montage Los Cabos

Building Owner: Ohana Real Estate & Thor Urbana  |  Building Developer: Thor Urbana & Gfa Grupo Inmobiliario

AKA West Hollywood, at 8500 Sunset Boulevard

Design Architect: A Design Collaboration between Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA] and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP [SOM]  |  Executive Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP  |  Building Owner & Developer: BPREP 8500 Sunset LLC Bldg.  |  Landscape Architect: Studio-MLA  |  Electrical Engineering: A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc.

The John Anson Ford Theatres

Design Architect: Levin & Associates Architects  |  Contractor: Pankow Builders  |  Building Owner & Developer: Ford Theatre Foundation  |  Landscape Architect: Studio-MLA  |  Structural Engineer: Structural Focus  |  Acoustical and Audiovisual: McKay Conant Hoover

Renovation Buildings
8500 Melrose

Design Architect: Patrick TIGHE Architecture  |  Building Owner: Parviz Parvizyar

Renovation Buildings
Erewhon SM

Design Architect: Montalba Architects  |  Executive Architect: Retail Design Collaborative  |  Contractor: Abbott Construction  |  Building Owner: Erewhon Markets  |  Project Manager: Slated Projects

Renovation Buildings
NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

Design Architect: Decoration Jacques Garcia  |  Executive Architect: KFA Architecture  |  Contractor: R.D. Olson Construction  |  Building Owner: 649 South Olive LLC  |  Building Developer: Sydell Group  |  Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef & Associates Structural Engineers

Renovation Buildings
The Greek Theatre

Architect: Rios Clementi Hale Studios  |  Historic Architect: Page & Turnbull  |  Contractor: Department of Recreation & Parks, City of Los Angeles  |  Building Owner: Department of Recreation & Parks, City of Los Angeles  |  Building Developer: Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

Retail/ Restaurants

Design Architect: Studio UNLTD  |  Executive Architect: Osvaldo Maiozzi  |  Contractor: Howard CDM  |  Building Owner & Developer: 500 South Mateo LLC  |  Landscape Architect: Steve Siegrist

La Kretz Visitor Center at UCLA Mathias Botanical Garden

Design & Executive Architect: Lehrer Architects LA  |  Contractor: 2H Construction  |  Building Owner & Developer: UCLA Capital Programs  |  PE: Barbara L. Hall & Associates

Cheng’anwei Shipyard Renovation

Design Architect: Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute & Arte Charpentier Architects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd  |  Contractor: Guangdong Jianya Interior Engineering Design & Construction Co., Ltd  |  Building Owner & Developer: Guangzhou Haihong Real Estate Management Co., Ltd.

Waterview Connection

Urban Design Strategy & Framework: The New Zealand Transport Agency & The Well Connected Alliance  |  Urban Design & Landscape: Boffa Miskell  |  Design Architect: Warren and Mahoney Architects  |  Contractor: The Well Connected Alliance  |  Building Owner & Developer: The New Zealand Transport Agency  |  Local Support: Together with local community, iwi and council partners

Under Construction
Homeless Navigation Center for Council District 8, South Los Angeles

Design Architect: JFAK Architects  |  Contractor: City of Los Angeles General Services Division  |  Building Owner: City of Los Angeles  |  Structural Engineer: R&S Tavares Associates  |  MEP Engineer: C&J Technical Solutions and Services  |  Civil Engineer: VCA Engineering

Under Construction
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Renovation

Design Architect: DLR Group  |  Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie/ AECOM Hunt, A Joint Venture  |  Building Owner: County of Los Angeles/ USC  |  Building Developer: University of Southern California (USC)  |  Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers  |  MEP Engineer: ARUP North America

Under Construction
The Culver Studios Innovation Plan

Architect: Gensler  |  General Contractor: Swinerton Builders  |  Building Owner & Developer: Hackman Capital Partners  |  Project Manager: AMA Project Management  |  Structural Engineer: Structural Focus  |  MEP Engineer: ARC Engineering

Under Construction
The Music Center Plaza Renovation

Landscape Architect: Rios Clementi Hale Studios  |  Contractor: MATT Construction Corporation  |  Building Owner: Los Angeles County  |  Building Developer: The Music Center  |  Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef  |  Project Manager: Cumming

Grand Prize
Banc of California Stadium

Design Architect: Gensler  |  Contractor/ Construction Manager: PCL Construction  |  Building Owner & Developer: Los Angeles Football Club  |  Program Manager and Owner’s Representative: Legends  |  Landscape Architect: Studio-MLA  |  Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

Chairman’s Award
Google, Spruce Goose

Design & Executive Architect: ZGF  |  Contractor: MATT Construction Corporation  |  Building Owner & Developer: Google  |  Structural/Civil/MEP Engineer & LEED Consultant: Arup

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About the Annual Architectural Awards 

Exhibition Experience

Project winners have a chance to showcase their work in an environment with like-minded professionals. 


Prominent leaders in the business, design and architectural communities announce the year’s award winners, honoring every aspect of the development process from the designers to the building owners.

After awards are distributed a keynote speaker takes the stage to offer his or her perspective on design and development in Los Angeles.

Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Scholarship Award 

The Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Scholarship Award is a two-week design competition between the five best schools of Architecture and Design in Los Angeles County – Cal Poly Pomona, SCI-Arc, UCLA, USC and Woodbury University.

This event offers an opportunity for project winners to showcase their work with professionals in their field in an effort to connect today’s emerging talent with L.A.’s established architects.


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