May 26, 1988 |
In an age when select designers are singled out as "starchitects," celebrated in magazines and in art gallery retrospectives, it is easy to overlook the good gray brigade who set the style for much of what is being built around us. The spectrum of mainstream designers is wide, ranging from those in large offices with staffs of more than 50 to others who prefer small and highly personal practices with only a few associates.
April 23, 1989 |
A wide variety of projects--from a farm workers village to beach-front homes to a cancer clinic that "proves hospitals don't have to be . . . cold" have been honored for their design by the California Council of the American Institute of Architects. The annual awards program is one of the more competitive in the profession, this year attracting 272 entries, which were judged by a panel of out-of-state jurors. Twenty-one projects by California architects were honored at a recent conference in Monterey.
March 16, 1986
The $3-million 15th & Montana Professional Building, an 11,000-square-foot retail/professional building, has been completed in Santa Monica. Designed by Kanner & Associates, the building was developed by Fonner & Associates and built by Wiltana Inc. with California Federal Savings & Loan Assn. providing the construction and permanent financing.
November 8, 1987
Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Morphosis are the recipients of the two honor awards presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The two firms were among nine Los Angeles area architectural firms that were cited by the chapter, which chose the winners from among more than 160 projects. Gehry won for a 1,500-square-foot guest house in Wayzata, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis, while Morphosis received an honor award for an unbuilt residence in Santa Monica.
March 25, 1990 |
A 60-year-old Wilshire Boulevard department store considered a prime example of the Zigzag Moderne architectural style of the 1920s will receive the 1990 Landmark Award in the Los Angeles Business Council's beautification awards program. The Landmark award to the former Bullock's Wilshire building (recently renamed I. Magnin Wilshire), at the corner of Westmoreland Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, honors buildings that have become a part of the historical conservancy of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1988 |
The Rape Center at Santa Monica Hospital on Thursday launched a child abuse treatment program believed to be the first in the nation in which medical, law enforcement and child protective services are housed in one place to improve treatment of molestation victims and to heighten prosecution of offenders. Stuart House will be a "one-stop center" where children will be given medical attention, psychiatric help and be interviewed by police and prosecutors, said Gail Abarbanel, center director.