Culver Studios

Location: 9336 Washington Blvd., Culver City

Developer: Hackman Capital Partners

Contractor: Taslimi Construction Company, Inc

Architect: KCK Architects

Subcontractors: Stice Company, Inc. | Pierre Landscape, Inc. | Spectra Company

The Culver Studios project consists of relocation, structural retrofit, and restoration of an existing group of four historic bungalows on the landmarked Culver Studios property including seismic retrofit of two additional historic structures, a new central plant serving all relocated and existing buildings, interior tenant improvements, accessibility upgrades, and new building systems for utilization of the buildings as office space. The move and subsequent historic renovation of the structures, and the subsequent infill of new landscaping and walkways, not only makes way for needed new construction on the original site, but creates a new compound that consolidates and preserves the unique history of the studio, and provides a creative workplace campus and landscape for the studio of the 21st century. All site amenities were developed to maintain the historic character of the buildings and open space. Work was designed by a qualified historic architect, constructed by contractors with preservation experience and monitored by a preservation consultant to meet the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures.

Wiseburn USD & Da Vinci Schools

Location: 201 N. Douglas St., El Segundo

Developer: Da Vinci Schools

Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction

Architect: Gensler

Subcontractors: Pamela Burton & Company | Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers | tk1sc

Wiseburn and Da Vinci Schools sought to create a novel 21st Century learning environment on a modest budget by transforming a secretive office space of a U.S. military contractor into a hyper-adaptable, four-story public high school. The highly flexible design of the educational facility creates a high level of transparency and interconnectivity that supports a dynamic balance of student independence, collaboration and teacher oversight.

FINALISTS

AC Hotel Beverly Hills

Developer: Seaview Investors, LLC

Contractor: R.D. Olson Construction

Architect: AXIS/GFA

Subcontractors: A.J.Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. | Guy Yocom Construction.

H Hotel LOS ANGELES

Developer: Seaview Investors, LLC

Contractor: R.D. Olson Construction

Architect: Melzer Deckert & Ruder Architects, Inc

Subcontractors: A.J.Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. | AGS

NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

Developer: Sydell Group

Contractor: RD Olson Construction

Architect: KFA Architecture

Subcontractors: Decoration Jacques Garcia | Nabih Yooussef & Associates | KPFF Consulting Engineers

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