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The 2024 Design Awards Event

We’re celebrating 15 award winning projects, as well as the Trustee’s Awards for Excellence and the President’s Awards at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, followed by a special social event with food and drinks in the stunning ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel. Tickets to the Awards Ceremony and the post-awards reception are $225 for members and $250 and available here (discounted to $175 if you’re attending our Annual Conference – combo packages available on our conference page)

Culver Studios Historic Building Rehabilitation

Project Lead – Owner’s Project Manager
Antony Biddle – AMA Project Management

Principal Architect for Culver Studios
John Wiedner – Gensler

Preservation Achitect
David Kaplan – Kaplan Chen Kaplan

Structural Engineer
Chuck Whitaker – John Labib & Associates

Executive Architect
John Wiedner – Gensler

Culver Studios Owner
Brian Glodney – Hackman Capitol

Historic Preservation Consultant
Margarita Jerabek – ESA

MEP Engineer
Hisham Barakat – ARC Engineering

Project Manager
Melvin Guieb – Gensler

3D Surveyor
Greg Hindson – Mollenhauer Group

Acoustical Consultant
Michael Brown – Newson Brown Acoustics

Greg Monfette – Tree Case Management

Assistant Project Manager
Michael Kalas – Pacific Edge Projects

Mathew South – ESA

Civil Engineer
Doug Conlon – KPFF

Mehran Taslimi – Taslimi Construction

HABS Photographer
Tom Zimmerman – Tom Zimmerman Photography

Hazardous Remediation Contractor
Mike Knapp – Specialized Environmental Inc

Historic Contractor
Dick Gee – Spectra Company

Rigging Company/Mover
Earl Sutton – American Heavy Moving

Antony Biddle – Pacific Edge Projects

Culver Studios Historic Building Rehabilitation

Culver Studios is one of fifteen winners honored with the 2024 Preservation Design Award. This project was a recipient in the Rehabilitation category. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at

The Culver Studios the studio lot is being renovated for 21st Century Studio and Creative Office Use. Four existing Talent Bungalows (S, T, U and V), which occupied the western-central portion of the Studio Campus, were relocated to the yard behind the existing Mansion on top of the roof of the subterranean parking garage on August 2017 and rehabilitated in conformance with the Standards. Bungalows E, H, and I and the Mansion and DeMille Theater were rehabilitated for Creative Office use. Potential impacts were reduced through HABS recordation, laser scanning and 3D modeling, and a relocation and rehabilitation plan was prepared. Minor exterior changes to the Mansion and adjacent Building D were required for accessibility upgrades. Interior tenant improvements for the Mansion, D, E, H and I, were limited in nature to support continued use as offices. The interior rehabilitation work retained and preserved the character-defining features and spaces.

About CPF and the Awards

The California Preservation Awards are a statewide hallmark, showcasing the best in historic preservation. The awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Preservation Design Awards and the President’s Awards, bringing together hundreds of people each year to share and celebrate excellence in preservation.

The California Preservation Foundation (CPF), a 501c3 nonprofit, was incorporated in 1978. We now support a national network of more than 36,000 members and supporters. Click here to learn how you can become a member.