We’d like to congratulate Santa Monica architecture firm Koning Eizenberg on their recent win at the 2013 World Architecture Festival! They received the prestigious Housing Award for their 28th Street Apartments project in Los Angeles, California.


The World Architecture Festival, held in Singapore earlier this month, gathered over 1,750 architects from around the world to exchange ideas and inspiration for design. This year, only 15 of the 260 shortlisted projects were from the USA, and Koning Eizenberg was the only American firm to receive an award.

Referring to the 28th Street Apartments, the judges noted: “This project demonstrates architecture as an agent for social transformation. The architect was able to knit together historical continuity and something very new, something of high architectural value.”

Koning Eizenberg’s website describes the project this way: “The restoration and expansion of a landmark YMCA built in 1926 restores principal spaces, reconfigures original housing, and innovatively adds replacement units. The design re-establishes this building’s role as an important community focus and brings living quarters in compliance with contemporary standards.” Read more on their website.

It’s so exciting to see our members’ clients set themselves apart on the world stage this way. Well done, Koning Eizenberg!

Shout-Out Credit:

Alicia K. Igram, AAI, VP & Branch Rep
Design & Consulting Liability Specialist
IOA Insurance Services – Aliso Viejo, CA
Email: Alicia.Igram@ioausa.com / Phone: 949-680-1789

a/e ProNet clients Hank Koning, FAIA, FRAIA, LEED AP and Julie Eizenberg, AIA have been honored by AIA|LA with the gold medal for their significant body of work and lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. The Gold Medal is the highest honor the AIA|LA can bestow, and it will be presented at the AIA|LA Design Awards, gala on October 22nd 2012 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

It’s been a good year for Koning Eizenberg Architecture.

Above Photo: “Pico Branch Library broke ground last week at Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica… The Pico Branch is slated to be the first LEED Platinum library in Los Angeles when it opens in November 2013. View renderings of the library here.”

Below Photo: “28th Street Apartments historic restoration and addition for Clifford Beers Housing is just about finished! The original YMCA, designed by noted African American architect, Paul Williams in 1926, is being carefully restored and will offer  community services and supportive housing.”

We wish them a very fun time at the gala this evening. Well deserved!

Follow Koning Eizenberg Architecture on Twitter for future announcements. Remember, “Architecture isn’t only for special occasions!”

Item contributed by Alicia Igram of a/e ProNet Member firm IOA Insurance Services in Aliso Viejo, California.