June 26, 2013

Exemplifying the principles of interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation and problem solving that characterize design-build delivery describes the qualities the Design-Build Institute Western Pacific Region’s 7th annual design-build awards considered when selecting this year’s award winners from projects in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona.

The HKS Los Angeles office received two awards from DBIA’s Western Pacific Region at a program held May 23 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. The USC Roger and Michele Dedeaux Engemann Student Health Center was awarded the Regional Award, and the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton received the Distinction Award. DBIA awarded 11 projects at five different levels in order of prestige: Merit, Design Excellence, Distinction, Regional and Project of the Year.

“We are honored to have been selected in two of the highest categories,” said HKS Principal-in-Charge Michael Kim. “Our project services begin and end with our clients and our build partners. It was a great evening to share the stage with both of them.”

HKS worked with Clark/McCarthy, A Joint Venture, on Camp Pendleton as well as Naval Facilities Engineering Command; KPFF Consulting Engineers; Pan-Pacific/Murray Company ; TMAD Taylor and Gaines;, EXP; BergerABAM; Flores Lund Consultants; and DeLorenzo International. Camp Pendleton will be completed in September 2013, four months ahead of schedule.

The USC Student Health Center project team included Hathaway Dinwiddie and Trammell Crow, KPFF Consulting Engineers, John A. Martin & Associates, DCGA Engineers and Fong Hart Schneider-Partners.

The Student Health Center, completed this past January, also received a Silver Commercial Real Estate Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

More information about the winners of the DBIA Western Pacific Region’s Awards can be found at http://www.dbiawpr.org/news-events/awards/.

HKS Architects, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top five architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. In 2012, HKS was named the #1 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles among large companies. Work is currently underway with the University of Southern California, Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, Kaiser Permanente and the County of Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $75 billion in more than 1,263 cities located in 80 countries. The firm operates from 28 offices worldwide.

For more information, contact Mandy Flynn at mflynn@hksinc.com.

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