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Two HED projects win LA Business Journal Real Estate Awards

February 24, 2016

Two HED projects win LA Business Journal Real Estate Awards

Two HED projects -- The Wallis Annenberg Hall at the University of Southern Californa and the Manhattan Beach Public Library -- have been awarded Bronze and Silver awards, respectively, for the Best Public Projects at the 2016 Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards. Held on Tuesday, February 23rd at the Majestic Downtown, the event was attended by hundreds of Los Angeles' elite real estate professionals. The awards recognize the most notable projects throughout the past year.

The new Wallis Annenberg Hall provides state-of-the-art media technology within an open multi-story collaborative framework that encourages sharing among communication and journalism faculty, students, and scholars. 

HED was the executive architect for the new two-story, 21,500-square-foot Manhattan Beach Public Library designed by Johnson Favaro. The project includes adult reading areas, teen and children's areas, group study rooms, a community meeting room with a kitchen for 100 people and an expanded collection of stacks and other library materials. It utilizes an Automatic Book-Sorting Machine - the first in the County of Los Angeles Public Library system.