Thursday, November 02, 2006

Downtown Event Honors Builders

More than 400 construction industry and architecture professionals gathered at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel last week for the 71st annual Construction Industry Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The Oct. 5 event honored UCLA, USC and the Getty Center for "thinking ahead and planning for growth."

Harold M. Williams, president emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Trust and counsel at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, received the Ira Yellin Distinguished Achievement Award for his work on establishing the Westside venue. Peter W. Blackman, administrative vice chancellor at UCLA, was given a lifetime achievement honor for overseeing the retrofitting of the UCLA campus, and Curtis Williams, vice president of facilities management at USC, received a lifetime achievement award for the capital construction campaign on the university's two campuses. Read More


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