Red Building honored at Los Angeles Architectural Awards

Red Building honored at Los Angeles Architectural Awards

Red Building honored at Los Angeles Architectural Awards

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (June 4, 2014) — The Red Building has been recognized as one of Los Angeles County’s top examples of architecture by a leading business group.

The Los Angeles Business Council honored the building and others at the 44th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, which celebrates design teams for both their aesthetic vision and their contributions to the community. The awards are presented to entire project teams – including the architect, building owner, designer, contractor and developer – for their contributions to exceptional design in L.A. County.

The Red Building is among the projects recognized for design excellence and community impact this year. A distinguished jury of owners, contractors, architects and civic leaders selected the winners from hundreds of submissions. The awards presentation in Los Angeles draws hundreds of the region’s leading architects, designers and building professionals.

The eye-catching office building completes the Pacific Design Center, joining the landmark Blue and Green buildings at the award-winning office and showroom complex in West Hollywood. The most dynamic of the three buildings, the Red Building is divided into two curved, sloping towers. The building's geometry appears simple but is actually the result of 1,946 different shapes and sizes of glass. Aside from the north wall, all faces of the building are either curved or sloped.

The Los Angeles Architectural Award is the latest of many honors for the Pacific Design Center over the years. The original building, known as the “Blue Whale,” received critical acclaim upon its completion in 1975 and most recently received the 25-Year Award from AIA Los Angeles in 2003. The second phase, the Green Building, won an award from Progressive Architecture in 1987. The three buildings span over 40 years of design and construction. Cesar Pelli designed the first installment while at Gruen Associates in the 1970s.

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