Condos Win Landscaping Honors : Architects Give Top Award to Pacific Palisades Complex

A Pacific Palisades luxury condominium development at 15500 Sunset Blvd. has received the Grand Award in the Landscape Architecture Foundation's California Landscape Architecture Students Scholarship Fund (LAF/CLASS) Design '87 awards.

The awards were presented at a dinner at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa.

Terra cotta tile, smooth-troweled plaster walls, eclectic cast fountains, queen palms and subtropical plantings were combined by the LA Group, landscape architects, and installed by Heads Up Sprinklers, landscape contractors, to create "an elegant European resort environment" for the development by Fred Johnson Investments.

The condominium project also won the Excellence Award in the Multifamily Attached Residential Community category.

Jim Hogan, a principal in Hogan-Roy Partners and chairman of the Design '87 event, and Klaus Ahler of Carlacio Industries, were honored as Professionals of the Year and Life Members at the awards dinner.

In the student category, Kathryn K. Cerra of the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Certificate Program won the Excellence Award for a proposed Wilshire Boulevard Cemetery & Museum of Anthropology in the Veterans Administration complex in West Los Angeles.

The LAF/CLASS Fund has, over the past seven years, built up an endowment of more than $200,000 that contributes grants and scholarships to universities and students in the landscape industry field.

The 45 Honor and Excellence award winners are:

Resort/Hotels--Four Seasons Hotel developed by Burton Way Hotels, Lifescapes Inc., landscape architect, and Valley Crest Landscape, landscape contractor.

Public Neighborhood/Local Parks--38th Street Park, City of Newport Beach, Eichenberger, Fennell & Associates, landscape architects, Silveri & LeBouef, landscape contractors.

Public Community/Regional Parks--Santiago Oaks Regional Park by the County of Orange Environmental Management Agency, Hogan-Roy Partners, landscape architect, Moulder Brothers, landscape contractor.

East African Rock Kopje Exhibit/San Diego Zoological Society, Jones & Jones, landscape architect, Rock & Waterscape Systems Inc., landscape contractor.

Business/Commercial Complexes category--The Plaza at La Jolla Village, Wimmer-Yamada & Associates, landscape architect, Western Landscape Construction, landscape contractor.

Custom Single-Family Residence--Spiegel residence, Galper/Baldon, landscape architect, Roberto Luna, landscape contractor, and Norton residence by Ken Norton, Ron Gregory & Associates, landscape architect, Rock & Waterscape Systems Inc., landscape contractor.

Single-Family Model Complex with Sales Price under $150,000--Village Grove Models developed by Mesa Homes, Hogan-Roy Partners, landscape architect, Oakridge Landscape & Irrigation, landscape contractor.

Single-Family Model Complex with Sales Price over $150,000--Paragon Collection at Niguel Summit, developed by J.M. Peters Co., Forsum/Summers & Partners Inc., landscape architect, Oak Leaf Landscape, landscape contractor.

Community Streetscapes/Monumentation Programs--Rancho Santa Margarita Phase I Streetscapes by Santa Margarita Co., Peridian Group, landscape architect, Oak Leaf Landscape, landscape contractor.

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