2019 Best of Design Award for Public: Anita May Rosenstein Campus for the Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Anita May Rosenstein Campus is an unprecedented project for the Los Angeles LGBT Center that combines social services, housing, and community programs into a porous, pedestrian-oriented complex. This new type for community-based urban development is a cohesive mosaic of identities and programs with internal courtyards and a new public plaza that make up a permeable building form. The structure is both a sanctuary for the LGBTQ community and an interface linking neighborhood and city. The program includes a homeless youth shelter and a new senior community center and youth academy along with administrative, retail, and cultural event spaces. At the heart of the campus is Pride Hall, a multi-height space for community events and public gatherings, which opens directly onto the new plaza.

Designer: Leong Leong and KFA
Location: Los Angeles

Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef & Associates
MEP Engineer: Glumac
Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn
Landscape Design: Pamela Burton
Geotechnical Engineer: Feffer Geological Consulting

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: Discovery Center of Îles-de-Boucherville National Park
Designer: Smith Vigeant Architectes

The exterior of a building

Public: Honorable Mention: Tsleil-Waututh Administration and Health Centre (Adrien Williams)

Project Name: Hunters Point Library
Designer: Steven Holl Architects

The exterior of a building with a city skyline in the background

Public: Honorable Mention: Hunters Point Community Library (Paul Warchol)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: Tsleil-Waututh Administration and Health Centre
Designer: Lubor Trubka Associates Architects

Project Name: Louis Armstrong Stadium
Designer: ROSSETTI

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