Fentress Architects awarded 'Best of the Best 2013'
Denver, Colorado (February 27, 2014) – Fentress Architects is proud to announce that two of its projects have been featured in Engineering News-Record’s Best of the Best 2013. The projects distinguished themselves first in ENR’s regional editions then in a national competition where they competed against the best projects from across the country. The Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center was awarded Best Public/Government Building, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX took home the Best Airport Transit Facility. In response to the growing international market, Los Angeles is leading the way with its New Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. The breathtaking design features a wave-shaped roof that peaks at 110 feet tall, gates that can accommodate A-380 aircraft, three football fields of the world’s finest retail, and media systems that bring Hollywood to life in the airport. All of this is done while remaining socially responsible with an expected LEED Silver rating.
The building represents the best of Los Angeles, and its economic impact for the community is estimated to be around $7 billion annually.
The Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center is is home of the state supreme court, the newest addition to Denver’s civic center. The stately location complements the dignified Colorado State Capitol and provides a transparent look into government. The building features four grand courtrooms with the best building materials, ornate woodworking, and a neoclassical design that represents the state of Colorado. A state-of-the-art learning center educates students and the community about Ralph L. Carr and the judicial system. The architecture expresses the dignity of the courts while conveying the openness of accessible government.