"We're very lucky to be able to continue the tradition of celebrating our Awards Gala in architecturally significant venues in Los Angeles. We are also very privileged to be among the first groups to host an event... more>>>"
Gala Opening Remarks by Bob Hale, Jr. AIA, 2002 Board President
On Thursday, October 24, 2002, the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles provided a dramatic setting for one of Los Angeles' most prestigious architectural awards presentations: the 2002 AIA/Los Angeles Design Awards Gala. The black-tie affair began with guided tours of the Cathedral complex and an opening reception, followed by the awards ceremony and a gourmet dinner catered by Patina. This was one of the first private functions to be held at the new Cathedral.
The AIA/Los Angeles Awards Program consists of three categories: Design Awards (completed projects), Next/LA (unbuilt or speculative projects), and Interiors (completed interior architecture projects). The Jurors for the 2002 Design Awards and the Interiors program were Helmut Jahn, FAIA, of Murphy Jahn in Chicago; Joseph Rosa, Curator of Architecture for the San Francisco Museum of Art; and architect Moshe Safdie, FAIA of Massachusetts. For Next/LA, the jurors were sculptor Robert Graham of Venice, CA; Los Angeles architect Annie Chu, AIA; Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles Jeremy Strick; and Los Angeles architect Jim Tyler, FAIA.