AIA LA Presidential Awards: Be Like Mike

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Monday, July 27, 2009
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Gold Medal winner Michael Rotondi (being interviewed at his new Madame Tussauds building in Hollywood by ANs Michael Webb)

Gold Medal winner Michael Rotondi (being interviewed at his new Madame Tussaud's building in Hollywood by AN's Michael Webb)

It’s not exactly Hollywood style to give away the winners to an awards show three months before it’s held. But that didn’t stop the AIA/Los Angeles from announcing the winners of its Presidential Awards today. The event itself, which will also include the winners of the local Honor Awards (still a secret for now) will be held on October 21 at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater. The big winners were Michael Rotondi, who will take home the Gold Medal, and Daly Genik, who will be given the Firm Award.  Others included AN Advisory Board member and KCRW host Frances Anderton. Here’s the complete list of Presidential winners:

Gold Medal

Michael Rotondi

AIA/LA Firm Award

Daly Genik

Building Team of the Year

LAPD Headquarters: AECOM Design; Roth + Sheppard Architects; Studio 0.10; John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects; City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering; Council District #9, City of Los Angeles; Los Angeles Police Department; Nabih Youssef Associates Structural Engineers; TMAD Taylor  Gaines; Meléndrez Landscape Architecture, Planning  Urban Design; Tutor-Saliba Corporation; S.J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc.; Vanir Construction Management, Inc.; Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc.; and Merry Norris Contemporary Art.

25-Year Award (for a building that has stood the test of time)

AC Martin Partners, Inc. – for St. Basil Roman Catholic Church

Good Government Award

Adolfo Nodal – President of the Cultural Affairs Commission

Historic Preservation Award

Ken Bernstein – Manager of the Office of Historic Resources, City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning

Excellence in Education Award

Sylvia Lavin, Professor – UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design

Honorary AIA/Los Angeles Award

Frances Anderton, Hon. AIA/LA – Host of DnA: Design  Architecture; and Producer: To the Point – KCRW; LA Editor – Dwell Magazine

Lifetime Achievement Award

William Krisel, AIA – William Krisel Architect

Public Open Space Award

Mia Lehrer + Associates – Vista Hermosa Park Project


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