Awards

Celebrating 70 Years of Gruen Associates’ influence on our industry, our projects and legacy of professional talent.

Post-2016 Completion Date

8600 Wilshire
2015 Design Award – Unbuilt Concept/In Construction/On the Boards, Southern California Development Forum
2015 AIA|LA NEXT LA Merit Award, AIA Los Angeles Chapter
2015 Design Concept Award, 45th Annual Los Angeles Awards, Los Angeles Business Council

Carson Street Master Plan Implementation
2016 Award of Merit for Implementation – Small Jurisdiction, American Planning Association (APA), Los Angeles Sectio

2016

Metro Universal City Pedestrian Bridge
2016 Outstanding Bridge Project of the Year Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch

2015

LAX Central Utility Plant Replacement
2016 Merit Award, Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Western Pacific Region
2016 Honor Award – Engineering Excellence Awards, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California
2015 Best Projects Award – Energy/Industrial Category, Engineering News-Record, California Region
2015 Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project of the Year Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch

The ARRIVE Corridor Project
2016 Award of Merit for Transportation Planning, American Planning Association (APA), Inland Empire Section

Louis Vuitton Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
2016 Gold Award, Commercial Real Estate Awards, Los Angeles Business Journal
2015-16 Architectural Large Retail – Rodeo Drive Award, Beverly Hills Architectural Commission

LANI Gladys Jean Wesson Park
2015 Significant Project Achievement Award, Western Council of Construction Consumers
2015 Innovative Solutions Distinction Award, Western Council of Construction Consumers

Gruen Associates
2015 Firm Award, AIA California Council

2014

Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan
2016 Award of Merit for Transportation Planning, American Planning Association (APA), Los Angeles Section
2015 Design Award – Urban Design + Planning, Southern California Development Forum
2015 AIA|LA NEXT LA Merit Award – Cityscapes, AIA Los Angeles Chapter

Rosemead Boulevard Safety Enhancements and Beautification
4th Place, America’s 10 Best New Bike Lanes of 2014, People for Bikes
2014 Quality of Life Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Southern California Chapter
2014 Merit Award for Urban Design, AIA California Council
2013 Planning Excellence in Implementation Award – Small Jurisdiction from the American Planning Association (APA), Los Angeles Section

sbX E Street BRT Corridor
2014 Best Urban Street Transformation of 2014, Streetsblog LA

2013

Brand Library and Art Center Renovation
2016 Project Award, 35th Annual Preservation Awards, Los Angeles Conservancy
2014 Citation Award for Design Excellence, AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter
2014 Preservation Award, Excellence in Historic Preservation, Glendale Historical Society

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park Interpretive Center
2015 Civic Award, 45th Annual Los Angeles Awards, Los Angeles Business Council
2014 Silver Commercial Real Estate Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal
2013 California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence
2013 Citation Award for Design Excellence, AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter
2013 Excellence in Structural Engineering Merit Award – Sustainable Design, Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)

SCAG/SANBAG Improvement to Transit Access for Cyclists and Pedestrians
2014 National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning, American Planning Association (APA)
2013 Focused Issue Planning Award – Award of Merit, APA California Chapter
2013 Planning Implementation Award Large Jurisdiction, APA Inland Empire Section

Omnitrans Transit Design Guidelines
2013 Focused Issue Planning Award, APA, Inland Empire Section

Metro Orange Line Canoga Extension
2013 Community Impact Award of Excellence, Los Angeles Business Council
2013 Large Transit Project of the Year, California Transportation Foundation (CTF)
2013 Outstanding Private Sector Civil Engineering Project Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
2012 Project Team of the Year, AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter
2012 Project Achievement Award, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
2011 Innovative Transportation Solutions Award, WTS International, Los Angeles Area Chapter

2012

Mid-City/Exposition Corridor Light Rail Transit Project
2013 ASLA Quality of Life Award- Southern California Chapter
2008 Merit Award, AIA California Council

Pacific Design Center Red Building, Phase 3
2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards (44th Annual) – Commercial Office Building & Headquarters Award, Los Angeles Business Council (LABC)
2011 Building Team of the Year Award, AIA Los Angeles Chapter

2011

John Thomas Dye Academic Building
2014 ASLA Quality of Life Merit Award- Southern California Chapter

Los Angeles County Fire District Headquarters
2011 Design Concept Award – Civic, Los Angeles Business Council
2010 Design Award – Unbuilt Concept/In Construction/On the Boards, Southern California Development Forum

Los Angeles Convention Center Expansion – Pico Hall
2011 Green Building Award, Los Angeles Business Council
Design Excellence Merit Award, AIA California Council
Pride in Civic Honor Award – Food Facilities Design Program for Renovation of Food Facilities Restaurants and Institutions, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission

Date Palm Drive Corridor Connector Plan
2011 Comprehensive Planning, Small Jurisdiction  Award, APA Inland Empire Section

2010

Los Angeles Trade Technical College South Campus
2010 Los Angeles Architecture Awards, Los Angeles Business Council

2009

Olympic Police Station
2010 City of Los Angeles Green Building Award, Los Angeles Business Council
2009 Project of the Year Award – Buildings, American Public Works Association, Southern California Chapter
2009 Merit Award, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission
2008 Community Impact Award, Los Angeles Business Council
2008 Design Award – Civic Building, Southern California Development Forum
2005-2006 AIA Justice Facilities Review
2004 Excellence in Architectural Design, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

Morongo Band of Mission Indians Administrative Complex
2011 Best of LA Architects Award – Domestic, Los Angeles Business Council

SANBAG Transportation – Land Use Integration Project
2009 Compass Blueprint Excellence Award in Mobility from the Southern California Association of Governments

2008

CSU Channel Islands, John Spoor Broome Library
Best of 2008 Award of Merit – Outstanding Architectural Design, California Construction Magazine
2008 Project of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Ventura-Santa Barbara Branch
2008 APWA Project of the Year, American Public Works Association, Ventura County Chapter

2007

Redlands Passenger Rail Station Area Plans
2007 Award of Merit for Focused Issue Planning, APA California Chapter
2007 Focused Issue Planning Award, APA Inland Empire Section

San Fernando Valley East-West Transit Corridor / MOL MIS/DEIS/FEIR
2007 AIA|LA Presidential Honoree Transportation Award, AIA Orange County Chapter
2006 Tranny Award for Transit Excellence, California Transportation Foundation
2003 Rail-Trail Design Recognition Award, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
2000 APA Focused Issue Planning Award, APA Los Angeles Section

2006

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater
2008 IES Lumen Award of Excellence, Illuminating Engineering Society
2008 International Illumination Design Award of Excellence, Architectural Lighting Magazine
2008 Light and Architecture Design Award – Outstanding Achievement in Interior Lighting, Architect Magazine
2008, 25th Annual IALD Lighting Design Award of Merit, International Association of Lighting Designers

Harry Winston, Beverly Hills
2005-06 Architectural Design Award, Beverly Hills Architectural Commission

E Street Transit Corridor Regionally Significant Transportation Investment Study
2006 Advocacy Planning Award, APA Inland Empire Section

2005

Caltrans District 7 Headquarters
2006 IIDA Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society
2006 Award of Excellence, Lumen West
2005 National Award – Public Sector Building, Design-Build Institute of America
2005 Presidential Honor Award – Building of the Year, AIA Los Angeles Chapter
2005 Honor Award, AIA Los Angeles Chapter
2005 Award of Merit, AIA California Council

Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouse
2009/2010 The Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY), Local Competition, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Sacramento
2006-2007 GSA Design Excellence Honor Award
2006 AIA Justice Facilities Review Certification of Citation
2006 Design Award for Best Justice Facility/Courthouse, Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
2004-2005, 6th Annual Construction and Demolition Waste Management Awards in the “Large Projects in Process” category from the GSA National Office
2001-2010 Retrospective of Courthouse Design Citation for Excellence from the National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

Downtown Monterey Park Mixed-Use and Pedestrian Linkages Plan and Zoning Ordinance
2006 Special Award of Merit, APA Los Angeles Section

Hollywood Los Angeles Beautification Team Headquarters
2006 Business Environmental Award

De Beers, Beverly Hills
2005-06 Architectural Design Award, Beverly Hills Architectural Commission 

2004

Hollywood Bowl
2005 Civic Award, Los Angeles Business Council

Foley Federal Building and United States Courthouse
2005-2006 AIA Justice Facilities Review
2002-2003 AIA Justice Facilities Review

Sunset + Vine Residential Mixed-use
2008 DBIA National Design-Build Excellence Award – Private Sector Building Over $15 Million, Design-Build Institute of America
2004 Gold Nugget Awards Grand Award – Category 5: Best Commercial Project – Retail

Metro Gold Line Project
2004 AIA|LA Presidential Award, Project Team of the Year, AIA Los Angeles Chapter

La Mesa Mixed-Use Strategic Implementation Plan
2004 Planning Implementation, Small Jurisdiction APA Award, San Diego Section

2003

Capitol Area East End Complex
2003 Constructor Award for Innovation in Design and Construction, Associated General Contractors
2002 Best Construction and Demolition Debris Diversion Program Award, California Resource Recovery Association
2003 Building Team Merit Award, Building Design & Construction
2001 “WRAP” Award, Waste Reduction Awards Program, California Integrated Waste Management Board

The Center for Early Education
2003 Community Enrichment Award, Southern California Development Forum

2002

OCTA Bus Rapid Transit Station Plan
2003 Outstanding Planning – Focused Issue Planning Award, APA, Orange County Section

2001

Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills
2001 Architectural Design Award, Beverly Hills Architectural Commission

Christian Dior, Beverly Hills
2001 Architectural Design Award, Beverly Hills Architectural Commission

2000

Jewish Federation Goldsmith Center Renovation
2001 Beautification Award Commercial High-Rise, Los Angeles Business Council
2000 Engineering and Design Award, Southern California Chapter of American Concrete Institute

Grossmont Trolley Station Transit-Oriented Development Feasibility Planning Study
2001 Focused Issue Outstanding Planning– Planning Implementation Award, APA San Diego Section

1999

Interline Baggage Facility at Los Angeles International Airport
2001 AIA Los Angeles Chapter Design Excellence Citation Award

1998

Ronald Reagan Federal Building and United States Courthouse
1996 AIA Justice Facilities Review

Southwest Museum Gallery at LACMA West
1998 “Spirit of the Southwest Award” for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of the Project, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

1994

Pasadena City College Shatford Library
Crown City Award Pasadena Beautiful Foundation

1988

Pacific Design Center Expansion
2003 AIA 25-Year Award, AIA Los Angeles Chapter
Landmark Award, Los Angeles West Chamber of Commerce
1987 Progressive Architecture Magazine Award
Award of Excellence, National Commercial Builders Council

1986

Regent Beverly-Wilshire Hotel
Community Conservation Award, City of Beverly Hills Architectural Commission

1985

Museum of Contemporary Art
2001 Landmark Award, Los Angeles Business Council
Named by the AIA as one of the 10 Best Works of American Architecture completed since 1980

One California Plaza
1990 “Building of the Year” Award, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
Community Redevelopment Agency Competition Winner

South Coast Plaza
1986 Business Beauty Awards, City of Santa Ana First Annual Business Beautification Program
Los Angeles Beautiful Award

1984

Westwood Village Specific Plan and Westwood Village Streetscape Design Concept Plan
1993 APA Planning Implementation Large Jurisdiction Award, APA Los Angeles Section
1993 City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Design Excellence Award

1980

Industry Hills Swim/Tennis Center
1981 Outstanding Public Tennis Facility Award, United States Tennis Association

1970’s

Interstate 70, Glenwood Canyon
2000 Presidential Design Award for Excellence (Bill Clinton)
Grand Award, Colorado Department of Highways
National Award, Design for Transportation, US Department of Transportation and National Endowment for the Arts
1979 Engineering Excellence Awards, American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)

Fox Hills Mall (now Westfield Culver City)
AIA Award

Glendale Boulevard Corridor Preliminary Planning Study, Phase II
ASLA Merit Award
Comprehensive Planning Awards, APA California Chapter and Los Angeles Section

Village Park
City of Los Angeles Competition Winner

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
People in Architecture Award and Merit Award, AIA California Council
Urban Beautification Award, Los Angeles Business Council

Santa Monica Five Parking Structures
AIA Award
First Place Award, Public Works Projects, California Landscape Contractors Association
Urban Beautification Award, Los Angeles Business Council

Suyoung Bay Development, Pusan, South Korea
Design Competition Winner

Koreatown Plaza
Urban Beautification Award, Los Angeles Business Council

Plaza Las Fuentes, Pasadena, CA
Urban Design Award, AIA California Council

Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
ASLA Merit Award

World Trade Center, Los Angeles, CA
Design Excellence Award, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission

San Bernardino City Hall
AIA Award
Named as One of the Nation’s Outstanding City Halls by the National AIA and the Library of Congress

West Hollywood Civic Center
Progressive Architecture Urban Design and Planning Award

Century Freeway Replenishment Housing Plan
Meritorious Program Award, APA Los Angeles Section

JW Marriott Hotel (now Intercontinental)
Urban Beautification Award, Los Angeles Business Council
Outstanding Commercial Development Award
Pacific Coast Builders’ Conference Award of Excellence
Los Angeles Beautiful Award
Top 10 Hotels of the Year, Travel & Leisure Magazine

Sterling Homes Specific Plan, Oceanside, CA
Excellence Award, AIA Planning

Lakeshore Towers, Irvine, CA
Competition Winner

Beach Properties Improvement Plan
APA Outstanding Planning Awards, APA Los Angeles and California Sections

115th Precinct Station House
Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Award

Wilshire House
City of Los Angeles Recognition of Outstanding Architectural Achievement

Capitol Gallery Office Complex, Washington, D.C.
PCI Certificate of Special Recognition, Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

Pacific State Park Recreation Area Investigation Feasibility Study and Pan Pacific Auditorium Adaptive Re-use Program
APA Meritorious Program Award

Pan Pacific Center
County of Los Angeles Competition Winner

Claremont Graduate School Campus Forum
Design Competition Winner

Sheraton Resort Hotel/Industry Hills Exhibit Conference Center
ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement
PCA Concrete Industry Award

1960’s

Rainbow Center Mall and Winter Garden, Niagara Falls, NY
AIA Award
IES Lumen Award, Illuminating Engineering Society
ASLA Award, ASLA New York State and National Chapters
AAN Award, American Association of Nurserymen
Certificate of Excellence, Urban Design Magazine
Progressive Architecture Award Citation

Plan of Development for the Azusa Avenue Corridor
APA Certificate of Merit

Sea World, San Diego, CA
ASLA Merit Award

Simpson’s Court, Toronto
Award of Excellence, Architectural Record Magazine

Maryland State Office Center Pedestrian Promenade
Building Congress and Exchange Craftsmanship Award

Niagara Falls Hilton
Certificate of Merit, American Association of Nurserymen

Wells Fargo Bank Building, Oakland, CA
AIA Awards, Los Angeles and Bay Area Chapters

The Commons and Courthouse Center
Columbus, IN
AIA Award

Plan of Development Central City Area, San Bernardino, CA
APA Urban Design Award

Western Electric Building, Newark, NJ
William E. Lehman Architectural Excellence Award

Transportation Plan Evaluation Process
APA Planning and Methodology and Transportation and Communication Awards, APA Southern California Area

Gateway I, Newark, NJ
New Jersey Manufacturers Association Award

Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park, CA
Environmental Award, San Mateo County Development Association

International Organizations Headquarters and Conference Centre, Vienna, Austria
Design Competition Winner

Wilshire Terrace
Progressive Architecture Award Citation

World Savings and Loan Building, Lynwood, CA
Los Angeles Beautiful Award

Del Amo Financial Center
Architectural Merit Award, City of Torrance
Award of Honor, Portland Cement Association

Park Slope North, Brooklyn, NY
HUD Design Excellence Award

Fulton Street Mall, Fresno, CA
HUD Design Excellence Award
AIA Award

Fox Plaza, San Francisco, CA
State of California Certificate of Excellence

1950’s

May Company
Whittier Community Beautiful Award

Midtown Plaza, Rochester, NY
AIA Award

Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
AIA Award

Redevelopment Plan, Cincinnati, OH
Progressive Architecture Award Citation

Rose Marie Reid
Factory Magazine “Top Ten Plant” Award

City National Bank Building
Los Angeles Beautiful Award

Charles River Park, Boston, MA
Progressive Architecture Award Citation

Neighborhood Development, Maryvale, AZ
NAHB Merit Award

Neighborhood Development, La Mirada, CA
NAHB Merit Award

Redevelopment Plan, Fort Worth, TX
Progressive Architecture Award Citation

Housing Project
AIA Award

16100 Ventura Boulevard Medical Building
AIA Award

Tishman Office Building
AIA Award

Urban Redevelopment, Detroit, MI
Progressive Architecture First Design Award

Northland Center
AIA Awards (National and Detroit Chapters)
Listed in All-Time Best Architecture by the AIA

Barton’s Bonbonniere Candy Store
Avenue of the Americas Association Award

Bay Fair Shopping Center, San Leandro, CA
Progressive Architecture Design Award

Mid-Wilshire Medical Building
AIA Award

1940’s

Millirons Department Store
AIA Award