Four organizations were cited by the Los Angeles Conservancy at its seventh annual preservation awards program for efforts that led to preservation of the monumental Beverly Hills Waterworks.
The building will be renovated and reused as the library and archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Those recognized at the program with Preservation Awards are the academy, the Friends of the Beverly Hills Waterworks, the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and the Beverly Hills City Council.
Other Preservation Awards went to: Engine Company No. 28 Ltd. for its creativity in creating offices and a restaurant from a landmark downtown Los Angeles fire station; the St. James's Club for restoration and adaptive reuse of the Sunset Tower building on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Also, W.I. Simonson Inc. for reconstructing a landmark Santa Monica auto dealership, and the architectural firm of Woodford Parkinson Wynn & Partners for its restoration of the exterior of the Montecito Apartments in Hollywood.