I attended the Los Angeles Business Council's 41st Annual Los Angeles Architecture Awards today and was able to see one of our board members, Thom Mayne, deliver the keynote. His speech talked about connections--the way he thinks about design is connecting the built environment to the human environment. The ceremony was impressive, with 20 awards presented, including ones for Green Building, Sustainability (New Building) and Sustainability (Renovation). At my table, we had a discussion about how only ten years ago the city did not have this many green building projects to honor. Mayne’s own firm, Morphosis Architects, which has a Los Angeles office, was among those honored.