LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Syska Hennessy Group, Inc., a global consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, sponsored the Interiors Award at the 46th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton. The event, which drew an audience of 500 leading design and building professionals, along with top city officials, recognized 35 architectural and design projects for setting new standards of design excellence, innovation and sustainability.
Syska Hennessy sponsored the Interiors Award, which was presented to the BE36 Dental Office project by Senior Principal John Passanante, PE, RCDD, of Syska's Los Angeles office. "We are fortunate to work in an area renowned for innovative design, and the LABC awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate these achievements and honor our colleagues in the architectural realm," stated Passanante.
The BE36 Dental Office was designed by Arshia Architects, Ltd., Finn Construction and Bedford Dental Group and G&L Realty Corp. "The proposed concept exercised the radical notion of an open dental office that is separated only by a topography of sustainable architecture and intensities of light and sound. The office became a field, rather than a room with a direct visual connection to the cityscape as soon as entry is afforded," per the project description.
Added Mary Leslie, President of the Los Angeles Business Council, "The winners of this year's Architectural Awards demonstrate how exceptional architectural designs can inspire our community and invigorate our city while also addressing critical policy needs."
More than 200 projects competing in categories ranging from education and healthcare to housing and commercial office space vied for this year's Architectural Awards. Juries representing a cross section of industry experts selected the winners, recognizing the entire team of architects, contractors, project managers and developers who collaborated to create and build the visionary project.
"The Architectural Awards are about much more than beautiful design," said Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin. "These awards reflect how design innovation can have a meaningful impact on the lives of Angelenos and help lead our city to a more sustainable, productive future."
This year's Grand Prize went to The Broad, which is widely recognized for its striking design as well as its LEED Gold certification. The Chairman's Award, presented by LABC Chair Nadine Watt, went to three L.A.-area buildings -- CBRE, the Bloc, and the Haworth Showroom -- that are early adopters of the WELL Building Standard, the world's first building standard focused on human health and wellness.
Beijing-born architect Ma Yansong, who is regarded as an important leader in the new generation of architects, delivered the keynote address. Yansong, founder of MAD architects, is known for cultivating a sense of community and nature through architecture.
A full list of honorees as well as pictures of the winning projects is available at http://www.labusinesscouncil.org/.
About the Los Angeles Business Council
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