DIAMOND BAR, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Alliance for Quality Construction, a Southern California association of union contractors and building trades unions, announced that AEG, the owner of Nokia Theatre L.A. Live has been selected to be the recipient of their 2008 "Q Award." This year's award ceremony will be held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Thursday, June 12, 2008 followed by a luncheon in Nokia Plaza catered by Wolfgang Puck. The award honors AEG for its recently constructed 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre L.A. Live with architecture by ELS. The new $120 million live entertainment venue is part of AEG's L.A. Live project, a 5.6 million square foot mixed-used development on 27 acres and covering more than 6 city blocks.
AQC’s "Q Award" is given annually for outstanding contributions toward the attainment of quality construction within the building industry of Southern California. The winner is nominated and selected by the Alliance's membership from quality union construction projects completed in the previous year. Recipients of previous Q Awards have been Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall (2007), The Getty Villa (2006), The Home Depot Center (2005), The Walt Disney Concert Hall (2004), and Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral (2003).
The Alliance's member union trades and contractors completed the construction of the ELS designed theatre, which features 4 Lobby Levels, 12,000 square feet of VIP and hospitality areas, over 14,000 square feet of performance area (largest stage in southern California), the Wachovia VIP Lounge – a two level private "club," with its own patio, exclusively for VIP and special events, and the Nokia Lounge.
"The Nokia Theatre project is most certainly a state-of-the-art entertainment focal point within Southern California," says Pam Ackrich, Chair of AQC. "People visiting the venue will experience the quality craftsmanship our member contractors and craftsmen have provided for AEG." –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers