Culver City’s PLATFORM, an iconic new design quarter located in the Hayden Tract area, has been honored at the annual LA Architectural Awards. A collection of retail, offices, and restaurants housed in six buildings that wrap around a central courtyard, PLATFORM’s designers claim that it celebrates art and design across the industries.
The 47th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards took place on Thursday, June 22, with the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) announcing winners that embrace cutting-edge green design and smart transportation systems. According to a press release, “over three dozen projects were recognized for design innovation, with the Grand Prize going to the LEED Platinum designated United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. More than 500 design and building professionals, along with top city officials, gathered at the Beverly Hilton for the event.”
“This year the LABC is honoring architects both locally and globally who are embracing creative design standards to create livable, sustainable cities that improve quality of life while creating jobs,” said Mary Leslie, President of the LABC.
45 projects were given awards, selected from a pool of over 200 projects. A jury panel representing a cross-section of industry experts, including representatives from top architectural firms, the City of Los Angeles, developers and engineers with Jury Co-Chairs from DeTuno Consulting, Morley Builders, Marmol Radziner and Lauter + Gallagher, selected the winners.
“Los Angeles is where art, culture and commerce come together — and the Architectural Awards help us celebrate what L.A. offers to the world,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This event helps strengthen cultural and economic ties with our international partners, and I thank the Los Angeles Business Council for making it possible.”