Universal City : Riordan to Keynote at Builder Awards

Mayor Richard Riordan will be the keynote speaker at an awards breakfast this morning sponsored by an association of Valley developers at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

The Valley Development Forum will present awards of excellence to several local projects at its fifth annual awards breakfast.

According to David Silver, a board director of the forum, the group’s top prize will go to the Disney Development Co.'s Feature Animation Building in Burbank. Other outstanding achievement citations will be awarded to the Encino Marketplace shopping center, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and the Lake Balboa-area Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys.

Sponsors of the breakfast ceremony, which begins at 7:30 a.m., include Gensler--an architectural firm--and Warner Bros.


The forum is a Valley organization of professionals and tradespeople from the development and construction industries.