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2006 Q Award Recipient

The Getty Villa

Malibu, CA – The 2006 Q Award was presented to the Getty Villa for its spectacular renovation of the formerly named J. Paul Getty Museum, located in Malibu, CA. This was the forth-annual Q Award presentation, with last year’s recipient being the The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

The annual Q Award is presented by the Alliance for Quality Construction, a Southern California construction trade organization consisting of building trade unions and contractor associations. Each year, the AQC selects an outstanding construction project typifying the integrity and excellence of union craftsmanship.

The Getty Villa is considered a cultural landmark and is perched above the coastline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Getty Villa is dedicated to the study of arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The Getty Villa is the new home for approximately 44,000 antiquities, of which 1,200 are currently on view.

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.

Photo Gallery

Left to right:
Richard Slawson,
Douglas Nelson,
Corbin Smith, Pam Ackrich
with Tod Howard,
Bill Boehle and Ed Doyle
of Morley Construction.

Corbin Smith, head of the Villa project team, accepts 2006 Q Award for the rennovation of the Getty Villa.

Richard Slawson, Executive Secretary of the LA/OC Building & Construction Trades Council

Representing the L.A. Mayor's Office,
Mr. Douglas E. Nelson

Over 300 contractors and related suppliers attended the 2006 Q Award luncheon.


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