The Newport Beach Civic Center and Park project won two awards from the American Institute of Architects, Orange County Chapter (AIAOC) at its 2013 Design Awards ceremony Thursday evening.
The Civic Center won the Honor Award in the Non-Residential category and a Members' Choice Award. There are three tiers of awards in each category (e.g. residential, non-residential); citation, merit and honor, with honor being the highest award given. The Civic Center was the only Honor Award in the non-residential category. The Member’s Choice awards result from voting among AIAOC members.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), the architectural firm who designed the project for the City of Newport Beach (City), entered the Civic Center in this year’s competition.
“The City purposefully sought an architect that would design a project that would stand the test of time both in design and materials and be a much-used resource for community,” explained Assistant City Manager Steve Badum, the Civic Center’s project manager. “BCJ’s team helped us create a beautiful, public space for generations of Newport Beach residents and visitors to gather. I thank the AIAOC for recognizing our project and BCJ’s good work.”
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