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Here LA Designated Best Emerging Firm in LA

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The American Planning Association, Los Angeles (APA LA) has just announced their 2018 winners and Here LA has won the Emerging Planning and Design Firm award!

Every year, APA Los Angeles celebrates the region’s most outstanding planning work, it’s hard-won victories, best practices, and thought-leaders dedicated to the place-making profession. Award submissions are voted on by a panel of experienced judges who are dedicated to highlighting the projects, plans, or people that demonstrate the power of great planning.

Thanks to the panelists and congratulations to the winners!  We hope to see you at the Awards Gala in June:

Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 6pm-10pm
Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center

Two Awards for Here LA and the City of Santa Monica

Here LA is proud to accept two new awards along with the City of Santa Monica for the Creative Crosswalks Pilot Project: the 2017 APA LA Award of Excellence for Urban Design and the 2017 Westside Urban Forum Award of Merit for Public Open Space.

The project is a precedent setter in the region, state, and nation.  Catch up with the story of “Embrace” here.

The success of the project is due to strong collaboration and bold ideas from the City of Santa Monica, the project team, and the engaged Santa Monica community. 

See the full list of APA LA Awards and join us at the Gala on June 22nd.

Also: Join us at the Westside Urban Forum Awards Luncheon on June 9th.

Here LA wins South Park Star Award

Last night at the South Park BID's Annual Meeting, Here LA was awarded the South Park Star Award, in recognition of our urban design and planning services in the district.  South Park BID has spearheaded or supported a huge amount of awesome urban design projects, many of which Here LA designers Amber Hawkes and Shannon Davis have been lucky to help out with, from conceptual design to planning.

Hope Street's The Spot: A temporary linear park or greening along Hope Street, one of South Park's "Main Streets."

MyFig: Just recently broke ground.  Will transform the Figueroa Corridor into a complete, multimodal street from Downtown to Expo Park, along with a separated bikeway, one of the first in LA.

South Park Green Alley: The BID, Council District 14, and City of LA will be transforming an existing alley in South Park into a green alley. The project is one of 3 alleys in Downtown LA chosen as pilot projects under the DTLA Forward initiative.  

LA Streetcar: Restoration of the Historic Streetcar Service in Downtown LA through the historic core.