AIA|LA announced the 2015 Presidential Honorees in celebration of “cultural figures who remake the city’s possibilities by reconsidering existing landscape and ideas.” Winners will be celebrated at this year’s AIA|LA Awards gala at the Aratani Theatre in the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center with a reception to follow at the new A+D Museum. Early bird tickets available now.
Award winners include:
- 25-Year Award: Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad, Los Angeles
- Emerging Practice: Omgivning Architects – Karin Liljegren, AIA; Principal, Omgivning
- Design Advocate: Alissa Walker
- Educator Award: Sarah Lorenzen, AIA; Associate Professor and Chair, Cal Poly Pomona
- Community Contribution: Dana Cuff, Director, cityLAB
- Honorary AIA|LA: Aaron Paley, President, Community Arts Resources
- Building Team: The Hercules Campus at Playa Vista
- Gold Medal: Steven Ehrlich, FAIA
Congratulations to San Francisco-based Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, the 16th recipient of the Maybeck Award presented by the AIA California Council for his “innovative and consistent body of work”. “I believe in our ability to do really great things. To receive this award means my work has been participating in that way, and I couldn’t be more honored than to be recognized by my peers in this manner,” said Cavagnero. He will be recognized at the California College of the Arts on Sept. 24 at the AIACC Design Awards Celebration.
Kudos to Yumin Zeng, senior interior architecture student at Woodbury School of Architecture, who received the 2015 Angelo Donghia Foundation Senior Scholarship Award. Yumin is one of only 14 students nationwide awarded the $30,000 scholarship based on a juried competition of portfolio submissions.
Perkins+Will has announced the appointment of well-regarded design professional, Jennifer Graham, IIDA, Associate AIA, LEED AP, to the firm’s New York office as a Senior Project Manager for the Corporate Interiors team. She brings more than 25 years of experience in design management to the firm. “I look forward to leveraging my knowledge and experience to advancing the work of Perkins+Will — for a variety of client types,” said Graham. “The diversity of the work is exciting.”