A team of three architecture students from Cal Poly Pomona was honored this week at the annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards for its second-place finish in the Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award competition.
The students, Jennifer Chapman, Juan Salazar and Kate Bilyk, had just three days in February to design a multi-use and multi-purpose site in downtown Los Angeles. A hotel, gallery, parking as well as market and plaza spaces were among the entities that had to be included in the area located next to The Reef, a high-rise building in downtown.
Cal Poly Pomona’s team received an honorable mention after finishing behind Woodbury University. Seven architecture schools in Los Angeles County participated.
The works were judged by eight leading architects in the Los Angeles area, including Thom Mayne and Scott Johnson. The students were honored this week at the 44th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, which was hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council and attended by more than 500 design and building professionals.
Cal Poly Pomona’s team also finished second in last year’s competition.
For more information on the event, visit www.labusinesscouncil.org.