The Janss Corp. has been named by the USC School of Architecture as the 1995 recipient of the Parkinson Spirit of Urbanism Award in recognition of 100 years of innovative real estate development that has helped define Los Angeles.
Janss developed such diverse areas as Westwood Village, Boyle Heights, Monterey Park and the Conejo and San Fernando valleys. Today the firm focuses on urban infill projects such as Pine Square in Long Beach, Holly Street Village Apartments in Pasadena and the Janss Court on the Promenade in Santa Monica.
Dr. William C. Janss, Fr., chief executive officer of company, will accept the award at a special program at 6 p.m. Thursday at the AMC Theatres on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
The Parkinson Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the urbanism of Southern California. The award is named in memory of architects John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson whose early 20th Century civic and commercial projects included the Los Angeles Coliseum, Union Station and Bullock's Wilshire building.
Sponsored by the USC Architectural Guild, the award program will benefit architectural studies at USC, providing funds for scholarships, traveling fellowships, lectures and exhibitions. The donation is $25 for guild members and $30 for the general public.
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