LOS ANGELES — HOK was honored with an LA Architectural Award from the Los Angeles Business Council at a celebration that drew hundreds of the region’s leading architects, designers and building professionals.
Nearly 30 world‐class projects from across the architectural spectrum were recognized for design excellence and community impact at the event.
HOK worked with Cedars‐Sinai on a “transformational” project at the landmark medical center, a major beautification featuring lush gardens, landscaped walkways and freshly painted buildings ‐ a renewal meant to turn the campus into an urban oasis to benefit not only the institution’s 18,000‐20,000 patients, medical staff and visitors daily but also the surrounding community.
When completed in 2014, the work will include water fountains, sculptures and roadways framed by palm trees and other greenery. To freshen the well-known Cedars‐Sinai buildings with a “champagne metallic” color to match the newest building on campus, the Saperstein Critical Care Tower, painters will apply 5,875 gallons of acrylic paint over 885,250 square feet of exterior walls.
“We congratulate all the winners of the LA Architectural Awards, which celebrate the very best in forward-thinking design that enhances economic vitality and quality of life throughout Los Angeles County,” said Los Angeles Business Council President Mary Leslie.
A distinguished jury of owners, contractors, architects and civic leaders selected this year’s outstanding winners from hundreds of submissions. The Grand Prize went to LACMA Transformation Phase II: Resnick Pavilion, Ray’s Restaurant and Stark Bar. The Community Impact Award honored Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza; Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center and Westfield Culver City.
For 42 years, the LABC has hosted this awards luncheon to honor design teams for both aesthetic vision and for contributions to the community as a whole. Visit www.labusinesscouncil.org for more information.