Larchmont design firm among winners

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

CBS COLUMBIA SQUARE opened in 1937.
Photo courtesy Kilroy Realty

Among the eight recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Preservation Awards is CBS Columbia Square, Hollywood.

Larchmont-based architects and landscape architects Rios Clementi Hale Studios was part of the project team that rehabilitated and upgraded the entertainment icon, which is today known as NeueHouse, 6121 Sunset Blvd.

The seven-story complex of sound stages and recording studios once housed the West Coast television and radio headquarters of Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Among other notable events, “I Love Lucy” taped its pilot episode there.

The 36th annual Preservation Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Wed., May 3 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The remaining recipients are:

SurveyLA was awarded the Chairman’s Award. The Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey is considered the most comprehensive survey ever completed by an American city; it identifies and evaluates the rich historic resources of Los Angeles.

In addition to CBS Columbia Square, this year’s Project Award winners are:

Cultural Landscape Report for the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia, a planning document which provides a guide for caring for the site’s historic resources.

Kinross Cornerstone, Westwood. Following a meticulous rehabilitation, this historic Westwood Village building serves a new generation of shoppers.

Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale. The first commercial airport in Los Angeles opening in 1930 received a complete rehabilitation.

Preservation Resource Center at the Shotgun House, Santa Monica. After being threatened with demolition and surviving three moves, Santa Monica’s only intact shotgun (long and narrow) house found new life as the headquarters of the Santa Monica Conservancy.

Valley Times Photograph Collection. The Los Angeles Public Library preserved and digitized mid-century photos of the San Fernando Valley.

View Park Historic District National Register Nomination, South Los Angeles. This successful grassroots effort lists one of the country’s most prosperous African American communities in the National Register of Historic Places.

Award recipients were selected by an independent jury of experts in architecture, historic preservation, and community development.

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