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HBC has been nominated for Eight IIDA Calibre Awards!


Howard Building Corporation is looking forward to an eventful night at the upcoming IIDA Calibre Design Awards. A total of eight HBC managed projects have been nominated for the prestigious awards which celebrate great design and recognize the hard work involved in bringing an innovative design to life. The winners will be announced at the 29th annual gala taking place on May 19th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.  HBC would also like to take this moment to congratulate and wish all nominees the best of luck.

Alibaba Pictures
Nominated for Work Small
Project Team: HOK (Architect), CBRE (Project Manager), HBC (General Contractor)

Now located in the newest and highest quality office building in Pasadena, Alibaba Pictures is the latest entertainment industry player to move away from the hustle and bustle area of Hollywood. After signing a 10-year lease, the highest-grossing Chinese film maker retained HBC as the general contractor to build-out their 18,000-square foot office space.  The HOK design incorporated many elegant features such as finishes by BuzziGrid and Fitzfelt as well as a blend of stone, reclaimed wood panels, and glass décor throughout.


Nominated for Work Medium
Project Team: HLW International (Architect), AMA (Project Manager), HBC (General Contractor)

Artissimo Designs is a leading manufacturer of high quality wall art and décor located at Campus 2100 in El Segundo.  This functional office and showroom encompassed 17,000 square feet of creative renovations that brought the traditional workplace to life. Design features included exposed ceilings, pendant lighting, and a rustic, yet chic, wood reception desk.

DaVita, El Segundo

Nominated for Work Extra Large
Project Team: Wolcott Architecture | Interiors (Architect), DPPM (Project Manager), HBC (General Contractor)

The large healthcare company was recently looking to revamp and expand their south bay offices to accommodate 800+ employees and associates.  DaVita was successful in landing into two adjoining buildings which also happened to be down the street from DaVita Kidney Care’s central office. The Wolcott Architecture | Interiors designed space accomplishes a campus like feel with a creative and collaborative environment.

The Honest Co

Nominated for Work Extra Large
Project Team: Rapt Studio (Architect), A&G (Project Manager), Cresa (LL/Owner), HBC (General Contractor)

This 75,000-square foot tenant improvement project encompassed three floors and seamlessly transformed the client’s residential vision into a commercial environment that promotes collaboration. The Rapt Studio concept vaunts designer fixtures and furniture through-and-through as well as a crisp and artistic image that completely modernizes the space.

Hudson Pacific Properties

Nominated for Work Large
Project Team: Rapt Studio (Architect), HBC (General Contractor)

Multi-floor rebuild for a real estate company in West Los Angeles. The Class A office space incorporated many creative design features including exposed wood ribbon ceilings, intense millwork, and a blend of sealed concrete flooring and carpeted areas.  The highlight of this workspace was the addition of an impressive interconnecting steel and wood staircase.

ICM Partners

Nominated for Work Extra Large
Project Team: HOK (Architect), Savills Studley (Construction Manager), HBC (General Contractor)

This collaboration encompassed 112,000 square feet across five floors at Constellation Place in Century City. The stellar design included high-end features such as stylish wood paneling and Terrazzo flooring as well as the addition of an intricate 5-floor interweaving staircase.  Outdoor terraces and windowed panoramas were installed throughout the space providing an unobstructed 360-degree view of the LA area with sights reaching as far as the San Gabriel Mountain range and Catalina Island.


Nominated for Work Small
Project Team: HLW International (Architect), HBC (General Contractor)

A small, yet efficient office built to provide the IT solutions provider a more functional workspace.  Sized at just under 7,000 square feet, the design boasts architectural millwork feature walls, full-height glass conference rooms, and a kitchen/break area finished with stone tops and a tile backsplash.

True Investments

Nominated for Boutique Firm
Project Team: Akarstudios & NOAA Group (Architect), HBC (General Contractor)

HBC teamed up with AkarStudios & NOAA Group to deliver this premium workspace for the private equity firm that focuses on real estate acquisitions in markets across the country.  Stone flooring was placed in the lobby, open office areas featured suspended/floating acoustical panels, and the hallways were lit with repeating, recessed LED strips.  High-end furniture and marble countertops throughout complete this vibrant and remarkable space.

HBC has been nominated for Eight IIDA Calibre Awards!