Eric Owen Moss to Receive Jencks Award

Moss' proposed Jefferson Tower in Culver City

LA architect Eric Owen Moss will receive the 2011 Jencks Award, an annual prize named for British architect and critic Charles Jencks recognizing “major international contributions to the theory and practice of architecture.” Previous winners of the award include Zaha Hadid, Foreign Office Architects, Peter Eisenman, Cecil Balmond, UNStudio, Wolf PrixCoop Himmelb(l)au, Charles Correa, and Steven Holl. The award will be presented on December 6 at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

Best known for his highly experimental work in Culver City’s Hayden Tract, a former industrial area transformed into creative offices, Moss is now planning several projects around Los Angeles. Below is a small collection of recent and upcoming work from his firm: 

West Hollywood Hotel

Beehive, Culver City (©Tom Bonner)

Proposed 8511 Warner Parking Structure and retail

Samitaur Tower, Culver City (Tom Bonner)

3555 Hayden Tract (Tom Bonner)

Cactus Tower, Culver City (Tom Bonner)

The Umbrella, Culver City (courtesy Eric Owen Moss Architects)

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