In the News
The Beach House has been featured in broadcast, print and online media, including Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Sunset Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the Star Tribune and on ABC and Lx Tv.
The Beach House is available for commercial film and photo shoots; for more information, please contact Event Services at 310-458-4934.
April 2010: News-Beach House LEED Announcement
2014 #1 Best Swimming Pool - Argonaut's Best of the Westside
2013 Best Place to Swim - Argonaut's Best of the Westside
2012 Historic Preservation Award - Southern California Association of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
LEED Gold - U.S. Green Building Council
Best New Venue - 2010 BizBash L.A. Style Award
2010 Preservation Design Award - California Preservation Foundation
2010 Preservation Award - Los Angeles Conservancy
2010 Planning Excellence Award, Landmark category - American Planning Association, LA Chapter
2009 BEST Project of the Year - American Public Works Association CPRS
Los Angeles Times 2009 Best Moments in Architecture
2009 Facility Design Achievement Award - California Park & Recreation Society
2009 Design Award - Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
40th Annual Architectual Awards, Civic category - LA Business Council
Interactive Design Award, Merit - HOW Design
Best Project, Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration - Design-Build Institute of America Western Pacific
The Annenberg Community Beach House opened on April 25, 2009. It is open year-round (pool is open seasonally). It is the first-known facility offering a beach club experience to the general public. The Beach House is operated by the City of Santa Monica through a long-term agreement with the State of California. The project was made possible by generous funding from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg. The Beach House is located directly on Santa Monica Bay at 415 Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica.
Construction Cost: $31.5 million
Project Length: Initial planning began in 1999. Design and construction began in 2005 and ended in January 2009.
Project Team: Charles Pankow Builders, Frederick Fisher Partners Architects (Statement), Mia Lehrer & Associates, Roy McMakin (Artist Statement), Historic Resources Group, AdamsMorioka, Second Story