Yesterday the LA Business Council gave out its 42nd Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards in a swank little ceremony at the Beverly Hilton (it was just like the Golden Globes, except more sober and with way less self-congratulation). LACMA's Transformation Phase II project (the Renzo Piano-designed, red-accented part of the campus) won the Grand Prize. The museum's California Design exhibit, designed by Hodgetts + Fung also picked up a prize, and both Steven Ehrlich Architects and Gensler (which participated in the LACMA project) also did pretty well for themselves. We were also very excited to see that the miraculous Lukens House renovation pulled a preservation award. In total, 33 projects were honored, and a separate jury selected a student team as the winner of the Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award (more on that--which asked teams to remake the sad Ports O' Call complex at the Port of LA--in a little bit). Here for your architecture porn pleasure are all the winners.
· 2012 Los Angeles Architectural Awards: List of Winning Projects (pdf) [LA Business Council]