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1984 Olympics

The Jerde Partnership
Graphic Designer
  • Constructed, 1984
  • Certificate of Commendation, Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles 1984
  • Special Award for Excellence in the Allied Arts, American Institute of Architects, California Council 1984
  • Honor Award, American Institute of Architects 1985
  • Special Citation, American Institute of Graphic Arts 1985
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The 1984 Olympics presented a unique challenge in experience architecture for Jerde to integrate 130 venues scattered across Southern California into a cohesive forum for the Games. And to do it with a budget of $10 million, a fraction of the design budgets for past Olympics. The result was a resounding success, achieving a unified look and feel for the games. And, for the first time since 1936, producing a profit of $215 million.

When Los Angeles bid to host the 1984 Olympics, there were no...
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Los Angeles, CA 90037
United States

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were held at over 75 venues. The USC Coliseum was one of the many venues.
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