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Roberts Pavilion honored at 47th Annual LABC Architectural Awards

Roberts Pavilion honored at 47th Annual LABC Architectural Awards

LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2017) – John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) was honored at the 47th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) on June 22 at the Beverly Hilton. JFAK's award which recognized Roberts Pavilion for its design excellence and innovation in the Education Category.

“The winners of this year’s Architectural Awards demonstrate how architects both locally and globally are embracing creative design standards to create livable, sustainable cites that improve quality of life for us all,” said Mary Leslie, President of the Los Angeles Business Council.

JFAK was recognized for Claremont McKenna College’s new 144,000 square-foot Roberts Pavilion, which dramatically redefines what a college athletic venue can be. An iconic social hub that brings students and faculty together, it demarks a new gateway for the campus while reacting to the push and pull of surrounding buildings, playing fields, and aquatic center. A sensuous, sculptural, even athletic form was used to suggest the College’s ambitious forward-looking outlook, as well as its function as a center of recreation and wellness.

Roberts Pavilion is in elite company – the 45 winning projects were selected from a competitive pool of more than 200 projects, ranging from civic buildings and transportiation hubs to commercial office and creative retail. Winners were selected by a jury panel representing a cross-section of industry experts, including representatives from top architectural firms, the City of Los Angeles, developers and engineers including Jury Co-Chairs from DeTuno Consulting, Morley Builders, Marmol Radziner and Lauter + Gallagher.

Representatives from JFAK, along with leading architects, city officials, and business leaders, attended the awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. 

“Award programs such as the LABC's Los Angeles Architectural Awards are important as they celebrate the diversity of scale, ambition and the communities they serve," Bergmann said. "The honored projects tonight provide a window into the values we hold dear and provide a path forward in how we all can improve our quality of life through  beauty, function, and public benefit in one of America's most dynamic cities.”

A full list of honorees as well as pictures of the winning projects is available at See the official press release here

About the Los Angeles Business Council

The Los Angeles Business Council is one of the most effective and influential advocacy and educational organizations in California. For over 70 years, the LABC has had a major impact on public policy by harnessing the power of business and government to promote environmental and economic sustainability in the Los Angeles region. To learn more, please visit


La Kretz Innovation Campus Receives Prestigious Architectural Award from Mexico’s Largest Association of Real Estate Developers

La Kretz Innovation Campus Receives Prestigious Architectural Award from Mexico’s Largest Association of Real Estate Developers

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (March 22, 2017) - The La Kretz Innovation Campus, a 61,000-square-foot clean technology incubation center in Los Angeles’ Arts District, received the 2017 Los Angeles and Mexico City Sustainable Real Estate Award March 22nd in Mexico City. The award honors projects that embody sustainable building practices, showcase innovative design principles, and promote civic engagement.

La Kretz Innovation Campus, which opened in October 2016, designed by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK), is the headquarters of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), a nonprofit tasked to transform the city into a green-collar hub, and the anchor for cleantech investment and innovation in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by the Association of Real Estate Developers (ADI), one of the most influential real estate developer groups in Mexico, the award is the result of a longstanding partnership between Mexico City and Los Angeles. Beginning with a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera of Mexico City in 2014, the partnership between Los Angeles and Mexico City is a recognition of the two cities’ shared interests and business opportunities. Over the past several years, the Los Angeles Business Council has played a pivotal role in the strategic dialogue between government and business leaders in L.A. and Mexico City, including sponsoring delegations in 2013 and 2014.

Read the full Press Release on the LACI website