Among the company's current and more recent local projects: Air Force One Pavilion at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 2000 Avenue of the Stars and George Lucas School of Cinematic Arts at USC.
- ARCHITECT: MICHAEL PALLADINO
Partner, Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP
Notable Projects: Museums in Frankfurt, Germany, Atlanta and Des Moines, Iowa
The Getty: "It was a commission of a lifetime. The Getty program was complex and multi-faceted."
Local Favorite: Schindler House, West Hollywood.
L.A.: "The city could use more civic space designed for the public to gather and take advantage of our unique climate."
Architecture: "Through my experience in design and construction, I have recognized that architectural form emerges from a multiplicity of demands and rules that are both rational and irrational."
- SUBCONTRACTOR, GARDENS: DENNIS C. MCGLADE
Principal and Managing PartnerOlin Partnership Ltd.
Notable Projects: Queensway Park, Long Beach; Carneros Inn in Napa; Canary Wharf and Canada Square in London
The Getty: "Designing plantings that would not damage the adjacent art works, that would look good and have interest throughout the year but that also have some seasonal change...and that complement the art works and not compete with them was a real challenge."
Local Favorite: "The Los Angeles Public Library, and the beautiful garden behind it."
L.A.: "It has occurred to me that there could be more exterior pedestrian spaces formed by buildings and graced by plantings, from which cars are mostly excluded."
Landscape Architecture: "Landscape architecture can be instrumental in healing much of the damage to the environment inflicted in the past and can be a powerful instrument in the prevention of similar environmental travesties in the future."
- DEVELOPER: OHN P. DONOHOE
Head of Engineering and Maintenance, J. Paul Getty Trust
The Getty: "The sheer size of the construction project was a challenge, as was coordinating all the work projects to ensure they were completed in such a manner that they timed with each of the contractors' needs to move on to the next level."
Engineering/Maintenance: "Having been involved in the development of the center, I have a particular sense of responsibility in ensuring that everything we do stays true to the vision and pride that went into building and maintaining the center in the first place."
- CONTRACTOR: GREG COSKO
President and Chief Executive Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co.
Notable Projects: Getty Villa, Malibu; Nestle Headquarters, Glendale; Sun America Tower; 2000 Ave. of the Stars, Century City
Local Favorites: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Fox Plaza, Gas Company Tower
Dream Project: "We'd love to do another 50- to 60-story or taller Class A commercial high-rise building downtown."
L.A.: "We need more work from our L.A. architects. They have great vision; they know the city, our culture, our geography, our climate, our government and our resources."
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