The Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music was recently honored at the 46th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards.
The awards, presented by the Los Angeles Business Council during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, recognized the 35 best design projects in Los Angeles County that that set new standards of design excellence, innovation and sustainability, and demonstrate the potential of combining beautiful architecture with environmental and health best practices. The recipients were selected from more than 200 projects by a jury of architecture and design experts.
The Ostin Music Center, designed by Los Angeles-based Kevin Daly Architects, is a critical part of the School of Music’s campus complex that provides faculty and students access to the latest advances in music technology, research and pedagogy. The building features spaces for rehearsal and teaching, the Music Café, social space and an Internet-based music production center. Funding for the center was provided by music industry executive and philanthropist Morris "Mo" Ostin. Over the years, Ostin, who earned his bachelor's degree in economics from UCLA in 1951, and his late wife, Evelyn, who passed away in 2005, have been passionate supporters of the university, most notably in the arts, athletics, medicine and education.