The Q Award presentation was held on Wednesday, June 14th, at the Getty Villa’s 250-seat theatre, and followed by an elegant luncheon held on the terrace overlooking the museum’s spectacular entrance. The Q Award attracted nearly 250 government, business, and labor representatives including Los Angeles City Mayor representative Douglas E. Nelson, Morley Construction Company’s (general contractor) Tod Howard, and Southern California Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Richard Slawson.
Project manager Bill Boehle, project superintendent Ed Doyle, and senior project manager Todd Howard provided a vivid pictorial overview of the construction and renovation of the Getty Villa. Messer’s. Boehle, Doyle, and Howard shared many stories relating to the creativity, professionalism, and craftsmanship which occurred during the incredible renovation while being able to deliver the vision of the Villa’s project team.
Following the pictorial presentations, Pam Ackrich, the AQC’s chairman, presented the 2006 Q Award to the Head of the Villa Project Team, Corbin Smith. On behalf of the Getty Villa, Mr. Smith graciously thanked the AQC, Morley Construction, the many sub-contractors and trades groups, and the Getty Villa. He also spoke of the incredible cooperation among the project team, contractors, and labor to create this world-class cultural landmark.
“When touring the Getty Villa, you get a sense of the incredible craftsmanship and planning needed to construct such a project,” said Pam Ackrich, AQC’s Chair. “The Getty Villa is certainly one of the most beautiful sites in the West Coast, and maintains the richness of quality, design, craftsmanship and ingenuity. The Getty Villa deserved the 2006 Q Award,” said Ackrich.
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