• 2018 Leonardo Awards Program - Where Creativity Abounds

  • Leonardo Awards Program

  • Thursday, May 17th, 2018
  • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • The LINE Hotel
    Ten Grand Ballroom and Garden Foyer
    3515 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

  • SMPS Los Angeles, now in its 35th year as a chapter, is excited to host this year’s Leonardo Awards Program on May 17, 2018 at The LINE Hotel in Los Angeles. A long-standing tradition that was started in 1981, the evening is dedicated to celebrating the industry’s brightest stars - individuals whose achievements within the greater A/E/C community shine like a shooting star in the night sky.

    This program will highlight the artistry and craftsmanship that is infused throughout our local community. A festive evening, attendees will have the opportunity to sip on signature cocktails, bid on unique pieces of artwork as they socialize with their colleagues, then be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by Chef Roy Choi as we acknowledge this year’s winners of the Marketing Communications Awards (MCAs), the esteemed Leonardo Award recipient, Industry Honorees from both the public and private sector, and our first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

    Award Recipients:
    - Lifetime Achievement - Tom Smith, FSMPS, CPSM
    - Public-Sector - LA Metro - Wells Lawson, Senior Director, Transit-Oriented Communities and Nick Saponara, Deputy Executive Officer, Transit-Oriented Communities
    - Private-Sector - Los Angeles Football Club - Benny Tran, Senior Vice President of Development & Strategy and Larry Friedman, Chief Business Officer
    - Leonardo - Donna Clandening, Principal & Chief Strategy Officer, AC Martin

    5:00 to 6:30 PM - Networking Reception & Silent Art Auction
    6:30 to 9:00 PM - Dinner & Awards Ceremony

    Silent Art Auction
    Online bidding is now open for the silent art auction. The auction will conclude on the evening of the Leonardo Awards gala, although you need not be present to bid or win. Check out the amazing donations, place a bid or two, and tell your friends. All proceeds will go to Free Arts, a local charity that helps children who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness heal through arts programs. Click on the following link, quickly set up an account, and begin browsing! https://www.biddingowl.com/SMPSLA

    Meal Options:
    - Beef - Grilled Steak, Poblano Mash, Cotija, Seasoned Vegetables
    - Fish - Pan Roasted Salmon, Soy Ginger Sauce, Seasoned Vegetables (Gluten Free)
    - Vegetarian - Cauliflower Steak, Corn, Soy, Mustard, Seasoned Vegetables (Gluten Free)
    - Signature Drink - The Dirtbag - Moscow Mule

    Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

    For sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship director, Matthew Hudson, at mhudson@csdadesigngroup.com.

    Deliverables (Sponsors Only):
    Firm Logo (High Resolution, EPS or Vector Image Preferred)
    Firm Name Listing (as you'd like to be listed)
    Program Book Advertisement (due before May 4)

    Ad Specifications:
    Full Page: 7.5" horizontal by 7.75" vertical
    Half Page: 7.5" horizontal by 3.75" vertical
    Quarter Page: 3.625" horizontal by 3.75" vertical

    After sponsorship registration, you will be contacted with further directions regarding program booklet advertisement specs and requests for attendee lists, meal choices, etc. Please allow one week for logo placement on electronic communication after receipt of logo.

    Drink Responsibly:
    Persons under the age of 21 are required to identify themselves during event registration. Please drink responsibly. If you need transportation, use a designated driver, rideshare, or taxi service.

    If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Rayna Feliciano, Immediate Past President and Leonardo Chairperson at rayna.feliciano@kkcsworld.com.

    Members: $130
    Non-Members: $180