SMC — Representatives from Santa Monica College and local architecture firm DLR Group WWCOT accepted a design award from the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) for the college’s Performing Arts Campus East Wing facility.

The project, which just completed the design phase, was honored for design excellence in the “Un-built Concepts” category at a banquet this past Tuesday.

The SCDF is an organization dedicated to providing continuing education opportunities for real estate and design professionals in Southern California. Each year, the organization sponsors an awards program to recognize local charities, and to honor the contributions and creative work of architects, engineers, and contractors.

Among the distinguished jury members for the design awards this year was Jeffrey Averill, AIA, Campus Architect at UCLA; Gregory B. Ames of Trammell Crow Co.; and William Robertson of Cushman & Wakefield.

“This addition is a high quality building with great interior space which utilizes natural light in public spaces to help connect it to the adjacent plaza,” noted the jury. “Its use of high quality materials and planar surface detailing connects it nicely to the existing main theater.”

The Performing Arts Campus East Wing facility will provide SMC with state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal studios. The 12,000-square-foot facility will contain a multi-purpose room, offices, and music classrooms. This project is part of SMC’s recent round of performing arts improvements, which has included The Broad Stage and Edye Second Space.

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