LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SunCal Companies was honored today with a Los Angeles Architectural Award for 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard for outstanding architecture in the Design Concept category. Hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC), the 38th annual awards ceremony brought together world renowned architects, developers and contractors to acknowledge and celebrate the most laudable new projects in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Architectural Awards are presented to the project teams whose contributions improve the quality of architecture and enhance the urban fabric of Los Angeles.
Designed by 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, French architect Jean Nouvel, 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard’s distinctive, slender form and vast expanses of glass give it a luminous, transparent appearance punctuated by verdant landscaping integrated into the vertical facades. Dubbed "The Green Blade," it will reenergize a now vacant 2.4 acre-site with 177 new residences and enhance the walking environment and linkages between Beverly Hills and Century City.
"We are pleased to recognize 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard for its contribution to enhancing the world-class level of contemporary architecture in Los Angeles. It is the talent and creativity of their entire project team that makes development of this high quality and aesthetic appeal possible," according to Mary Leslie, President of the Los Angeles Business Council.
In addition to honoring Ateliers Jean Nouvel as design architect and SunCal as owner, House & Robertson Architects, Inc. was recognized as executive architect.
All awardees were selected by a thirteen-member jury of distinguished peers including architects, contractors and developers. To receive an award, projects had to be located within Los Angeles County and completed during 2006 or 2007 (“unbuilt” category exempt). In a new award category this year, the LABC and Mayor Villaraigosa presented the first Los Angeles Green Building Award. This new category was created in order to properly acknowledge deserving projects that advance sustainable development in the city.
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The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) is a nonprofit association of more than 300 businesses, agencies and individuals working to address critical issues and concerns that impact the business climate and economic health of Los Angeles. As a 70-year-old advocacy and educational institution representing the business and professional community, the LABC serves as an influential link between the public and private sectors in Los Angeles, connecting the power of business with the power of government to improve the state of the region. More information on the Los Angeles Business Council and the Los Angeles Architectural Awards is available at: http://www.labusinesscouncil.org.