100 West Walnut is a mixed-use, infill project being developed by Lincoln Property Company and AMLI Residential on the land surrounding the existing Parson's buildings.
It will consist of retail, modern residential units and creative office space. This active community will enliven and re-connect this area to Old Pasadena.
Architects, Paul Danna and Mitch Sawasy will present the proposed design plans to create a vibrant destination that reflects the unique charm of Pasadena while meeting its modern-day needs.
Paul Danna, FAIA is Design Director of the Los Angeles office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects.
Paul has designed some of Southern California's most distinguished commissions of the last decade including: the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters, the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse in Long Beach, the headquarters for the legendary think-tank, the Rand Corporation, the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University and the new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse, which is currently under construction in downtown LA. Paul's buildings have earned national and local awards from distinguished institutions including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Throughout his career, Paul has been at the forefront of sustainable design, having designed the first net-zero large office building in the US, the first LEED Gold office building in southern California and the first LEED Pre-Certified office building in California. Currently, Paul is designing the new Long Beach Civic Center which, like the new LA Federal Courthouse, is targeted to achieve LEED® Platinum certification.
Paul is also past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and member of the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Design Advisory Panel.
Mitchell E. Sawasy is a California Licensed Architect, President, AIA Pasadena Foothill Chapter and member, College of Fellows International Interior Design Association
As Studio Leader of Harley, Ellis Devereaux's Corporate & Commercial Design Studio Mr. Sawasy exhibits his strength in guiding design solutions, managing complex project teams, and working with local governing agencies to maximize the project's potential and community benefit. With over 35 years of experience in commercial design, Mitchell has received community and governmental support for a variety of projects from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
He is the architect for the following award winning Pasadena projects: 88 Colorado Building (across Delacey from Tiffany's), The Container Store, Campus Village (full block across from PCC), Saks Fifth Avenue Renovation (Forever 21) and First Financial Credit Union (on Lake)
Introducer: Christle Balvin
Invocation: Cathy Simms
Guest Introductions: Robert Lyons
Song Leader: Phyllis Currie
Accompanist: Ross Jutsum