• arch Hagy BELZBERG

    Special Guest GIS Conference, MASTER CLASS: Mitigating Complexity- the Architecture of tragedy and hope
    Founding Principal Belzberg Architects, S.U.A

    Hagy Belzberg F.A.I.A. received his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University in 1991. In 2010 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for “notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture”. Out of a total AIA membership of over 80.000 there are over 3.000 members distinguished with this honor.

    His work has been featured in over 200 publications throughout more than 25 countries. His office Belzberg Architects won over 62 international, national and local design awards including over 17 awards from the the American Institute of Architects and 5 consecutive “Best of the Year Awards” from “Interior Design Magazine” which inducted Hagy Belzberg into their 2014 “Hall of Fame”.

    In 2014 his memorable project “Los Angeles Museum of Holocaust” won him AIA Honor Awards  for both Architecture and Interior Architecture, which has only happened 6 times in the history of the National AIA Awards.

    Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, presented in GIS Bucharest 2015

    The new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust enhances a formerly under-utilized section of Pan Pacific Park. It was designed to merge seamlessly into the natural curvature of the Park. The Museum adds a new cultural and educational component to the Park by enriching this environment with deep themes of historical education and cultural studies, juxtaposed alongside the entertainment giant of The Grove. The architects and developers made every effort to limit the museum’s carbon footprint on the environment. As a result, the building has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.

    The new Los Angeles Museum of Holocaust is subterranean, and seared into the earth the way the Holocaust is seared into the modern world. The design of the building received the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Design Honor Award, the Green Building Design Award, the Ontario Association of Architects (Canada) Design Excellence Award, the International Space Design Award – Idea-Tops – Nomination Award, Best Design Nomination of Cultural Space, the Extraordinary Vision Award, and the AIA CC Design Award.