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AIA|LA 2017 Design, Next LA,
and COTE Awards
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles announced the winners of its prestigious 2017 Design Awards on Monday, October 30, 2017,
during an evening that celebrated design excellence, Los Angeles-based architects and architecture, and the contribution that designers
offer the region.
"As the voice of architects in Los Angeles, the AIA|LA is delighted to share these examples of design excellence with our greater community.
Though each project receiving a design award is different, all demonstrate the possibilities that architects bring to our area: design that
benefits individual lives and our society as a whole," noted Executive Director Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA.
The ceremony, which took place at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California, recognized four individual awards programs: the
2017 AIA|LA Design Awards; 2017 AIA|LA Next LA Awards; 2017 AIA|LA COTE Awards (Committee on the Environment); and the
2017 AIA|LA Presidential Honorees.
Individual juries evaluated and selected award winners in the first three programs. The fourth group of honorees, the Presidential Honorees,
were chosen by 2017 AIA|LA President Douglas Teiger, AIA, and the 2017 AIA|LA Board of Directors.
The AIA|LA Design Awards honor design excellence by noting some of the most significant completed projects in the country at this
time. The caliber of work submitted and volume of submissions make the program amongst the most competitive that AIA chapters host.
Excellence in design of projects that are as yet unbuilt or are-still-to-be-completed commissions are recognized through the AIA|LA Next
LA Awards program. COTE Award recipients are recognized for demonstrable achievement in the implementation of sustainability features.
These winning projects were noted for performance, systems integration and other key elements in addition to design.
Awards are given in three classifications: Honor, Merit and Citation, with Honor being the highest category. Completed projects, located
anywhere, that are designed by AIA members from firms based in the LA area, and architecture constructed in Los Angeles by any AIA
member, no matter their base of operations, are eligible for submission for Design Awards.
More than 600 attendees - architects, designers, sponsors, design aficionados, friends and family - enjoyed the formal proceedings in the
Broad Stage, followed by a packed and convivial Après Party throughout the surrounding plaza.
Arrivals were greeted with an exhibition of over 300 images, inset into the plaza - the dazzling entries into the Design Awards competition

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