year’s jury included: Michael Wilford form London,
Matthias Sauerbruch from Berlin, and Wendell Burnette
from Arizona, as well as local architects Jerry Lomax,
FAIA; Bill Adams, FAIA; Mary Ann Ray; and Peter Di Sabatino,
AIA of the Otis Art Institute.
Jury was especially impressed with the continuing energy
of Los Angeles and an assemblage of projects as diverse
as the practice of architecture itself. Los Angeles
is an intriguing environment in which to practice, with
a somewhat stage-like quality, a city of moments and
Wilford commented on the intensely ambitious nature
of the work he saw:“Considering there’s
no clear environmental network as in most other large
cities, there’s a lot of personality and character
here. Unlike anywhere in the world, architecture here
takes place on its own terms and must be judged accordingly.”
viewing the interior submissions, it was clear to Matthias
Sauerbruch that Los Angeles is an “interior culture.
There’s an intimacy and connectivity...The work
seemed to be even more experimental and finely detailed
[than the built architectural work.]"
more comments from the Jury, visit the individual projects
featured on this web site.