May 26, 2022
DMAC Receives Award of Merit at this year's Gold Nugget Award Ceremony!
Our work on the Design and Media Arts Center, at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, was honored with an Award of Merit in the Best Educational Project category at this years PCBC 59th annual Gold Nugget Awards, the oldest and most prestigious design awards in the nation.
As demand for communications and design-related programs has grown, and the technology to support such instruction has evolved, it became clear to Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) that a new, consolidated space for enhancing and showcasing these in-demand programs was necessary. Having worked successfully with HED on its award-winning Mariposa Hall, it was a natural decision for LATTC to turn to HED to design the new Design and Media Arts Center (DMAC).
The new DMAC building will replace the existing Sage Hall and consist of approximately 80,000 gsf of design and design-related programs together in a state-of-the-art facility that includes technology and media rich lab and lecture spaces. Students will have access to industry standard tools in a setting that encourages innovative practices in teaching and learning. The DMAC will consolidate the fashion design, fashion merchandising, digital media, visual communications, sign graphics, and tailoring programs, along with room for potential growth in communications technologies.
Poised to be an innovative hub and a gateway for the campus, DMAC will sit on the campus’ most prominent corner – an excellent opportunity to showcase design labs and their creations near LA’s fashion district, with a location along the elevated light rail line. A place for all students to congregate and be supported, DMAC will be both a welcoming and motivating force on the campus while connecting students to many facets of the college.