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Koning Eizenberg Honored with 2005 Westside Prize:

Koning Eizenberg Architecture has received a 2005 Westside Prize for the Hancock Mixed-Use project in West Hollywood.

Awarded by the Westside Urban Forum, the prize recognizes projects and programs that “demonstrate excellence in city making and community building.” In selecting the Santa Monica firm’s design for top honors in the mixed-use category, the jury noted that Hancock “has the most distinguished architecture of any recent mixed-use project in Los Angeles, creating a lively streetscape through expression of varying unit types.”

The Hancock Mixed-Use project, developed by the CIM Group LLC through an interactive community process involving the city and the neighborhood, consists of 31 condominiums, seven affordable rentals, and street-level retail and parking.

Located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue, the project is slated to begin construction in October, with completion targeted for 2007.

Founded in 1981, Koning Eizenberg Architecture was named Firm of the Year in 2004 by Residential Architect, and has recently garnered awards for the new Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, with a 2005 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and a 2005 I.D.E.A.S. Merit Award by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Locally, the firm designed the expansion of Virginia Avenue Park that is now nearing completion.Hendrick Koning was recently appointed to the Santa Monica Planning Commission by the City Council.

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