Four Los Angeles area office buildings captured top honors as Buildings of the Year at the annual awards luncheon of BOMA (Building Owners & Managers Assn.) of Greater Los Angeles.
They include Citicorp Center and 655 South Hope Street, both in downtown Los Angeles; Westside Towers in West Los Angeles, and 10 Universal City Plaza in Universal City.
Member of the Year awards went to Sam Kaufman, general manager of Century Plaza Towers in Century Plaza Towers in Century City, and Lloyd Henry, president of Lloyd Henry Interior Systems of Montrose.
Presiding at the awards luncheon were G.A. Julin III of Morlin Management Corp., president of BOMA, and Stephen Russell of Interscape Construction Inc., chairman of the panel of judges for this year’s awards.
“The winners represent not only the results of innovative architecture and design, but also important operating characteristics, such as engineering efficiency, professional on-site management and attention to community needs,” Russell said.
Citicorp Center, a development of PPLA Plaza Limited Partnership, managed by Cushman & Wakefield, was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Westside Towers, owned by Westside Associates, managed by Ruby Management Co., was designed by the Nadel Partnership.
The 655 South Hope building, to which an additional nine stories were added, is owned by Hammerson Property Co. of California, managed by Jones Lang Wootton and designed by Gensler & Associates; 10 Universal City Plaza, also designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is owned by 10 UCP/Texaco.