AIA|LA Announces Special Presenters for the Restaurant Design Awards Ceremony June 24th
Last Updated: June 16, 2011
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AIA|LA ANNOUNCES PRESENTERS FOR THE RESTAURANT DESIGN AWARDS CEREMONY
Now entering its 7th year, the AIA|LA's Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) program celebrates excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges and nightclubs.
The Jury and People's Choice Awards Winners will be announced at the RDA Ceremony on Friday June 24th at 5:30 PM in conjunction with the AIA|LA Design Conference on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center.
AIA|LA is pleased to announce two special presenters for the ceremony:
BARBARA LAZAROFF: Restaurateur and interior designer Barbara Lazaroff, A.S.I.D., is renowned for her innovative restaurant concepts. As President of Imaginings Interior Design, Inc., Lazaroff created the original concept and design of the now legendary, Spago restaurant.
MICHELLE KRUSIEC: A television and film actress first found national and international critical acclaim in her starring role opposite Joan Chen in the romantic comedy Saving Face, directed by Alice Wu. Garnering her a Best Actress nomination in the 2005 Golden Horse Ceremony, Asia's equivalent to the Academy Award. Known for her ease in dramas and comedies, her she has worked with Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Drew Barrymore, among others. Currently, Michelle is adapting her solo show Made in Taiwan into a television pilot and feature film. Her upcoming films are the River Sorrow with Ray Liotta, The Cooler with Sung Kang (Fast and Furious) and Knife Fight starring Rob Lowe.
The presenters join a panel of distinguished personalities that make the Restaurant Design Awards so successful, including our jurors Dean Larkin, AIA (Principal/Architect, Dean Larkin Design), Mark Peel (Author & Chef/Proprietor, Campanile) and Haily Zaki (Chief Operative, Secret Agent PR) who convened to review this year's entries and select the list of nominees.