Morley Builders Honored at the 2023 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards

The Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards celebrates projects that embrace innovative design standards to enhance the way we live in Los Angeles. It recognizes teams of architects, contractors, owners, and developers for setting new standards of design excellence.  

We are honored to have three of our projects recognized as award recipients by the Los Angeles Business Council! Brick & Machine won the Commercial Office & Headquarters category; Hollywood Arts Collective won the Multifamily Affordable category; and 42XX won the Under Construction category. Congratulations to the teams who contributed to the success of these projects, including Clarett West Development, Abramson Architects, Thomas Safran & Associates, BSB Design, The Bradmore Group, and RIOS.  

Brick & Machine    

Brick & Machine is a 156,000-square-foot Type IIB, three- and four-story office building with three levels of subterranean parking. The project was meticulously designed to comply with city building codes, resulting in two unique office spaces seamlessly blended together through creativity and collaboration. “Brick” showcases an exposed concrete and brick exterior as a tribute to the city’s historical landmarks, while “Machine” takes into account the temperate climate of the area, featuring external ventilation on the southern perimeter throughout its balconies. The building is designed to incorporate reception/lounge areas, war rooms, open workstations, specialty rooms, and a break room. Emphasizing the flow of light and air, the building is characterized by its embrace of the elements with its closing exposition of regional vegetation on the rooftop. The final product offers 60,000 square feet of office space and 15,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space surrounding a central courtyard.   

Hollywood Arts Collective   

Just below the renowned Hollywood Hills stands the newly completed Hollywood Arts Collective affordable housing community. The Type III over Type I, 273,000-square-foot building rises seven stories with three levels of subterranean parking and 9,900 square feet of ground-floor retail space below. Designed to accommodate arts and entertainment professionals, the project includes 151 units and houses the new Western Region Headquarters for the Entertainment Community Fund. The M-shaped design ensures that each unit benefits from ample daylight and lays in proximity to the three spacious courtyards accessible at the second level. Residents can enjoy amenities including a community room, recording studio, office space, and a fitness facility. In its final efforts to fulfill the needs of the community, the project is targeting LEED Gold certification.   


42XX is a 203,000-gross-square-foot creative office campus in the heart of Marina del Rey. The core and shell project includes the new construction of three Type III office buildings and an 80,570-square-foot, two-story parking garage. When completed, the campus will provide 150,000 rentable square feet of office space, 1,500 square feet of retail space, and 396 parking stalls via surface spaces and parking stackers. The project incorporates sustainability by utilizing a hybrid cross-laminated timber structural system, leveraging the specific properties of mass timber, steel, and concrete to reduce the building’s carbon footprint. Considering the project’s structure and location, the end result will be a spacious, green, and adaptable building, poised to serve generations to come.  

The Architectural Awards gala was held on November 16th, 2023 at the Sunset Room Hollywood. A full list of honorees is available on the LABC website. 


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