The Music Center Plaza is a Finalist in the Civic Buildings category of the LABC Awards.
The Music Center is located at the heart of the civic center along the North/South Grand Avenue “cultural corridor.” As such, the Plaza is part of a greater plan to provide an enhanced pedestrian environment to connect significant institutions and create a more welcoming environment for the community and visitors to the Music Center campus along Grand Avenue.
Century Plaza Hotel is a Finalist in the Landscape category of the LABC Awards.
The Century Plaza Hotel renovation rethinks the landscape surrounding the original 1966 Minoru Yamasaki hotel and two new residential towers by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Behind the landmark hotel, a formerly private amenity space becomes a public courtyard for hotel guests, condo residents, and pedestrians shopping along the two new estate drives.
Playa District is a Winner in the Landscape category of the LABC Awards.
RIOS developed a curated world of gardens across a curated landscape of repose and reflection at the 33-acre site of Playa District. The wild landscape takes cues from coastal sage scrub ecosystems and a native wildflower fields, using the senses and productivity as planting themes.