Nearly 30 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 wellknown 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.
For 42 years, the business council has hosted this awards luncheon to honor design teams for both their aesthetic vision and for their contributions to the community as a whole. Please visit www.labusinesscouncil.org for more information about the awards. For descriptions and photos of all project winners, please contact email@example.com.