Showing posts from September, 2012

2012 Canstruction OC Awards & Fundraising Gala

The 5th Annual Canstruction Orange County Awards & Fundraising Gala was a huge success! Twenty teams participated in Canstruction this year and helped to send over 80,000 cans of food to the Orange County Food Bank. The gala was an evening of good food, drinks, entertainment, raffle drawings, special guests, a silent auction and the awards presentation.

Orange County's best architects, engineers, community groups and students gathered to celebrate the amazing canned art structures they designed and built and to give generously to the Orange County Food Bank. We love producing this event!

Photography by Hallie Mitchell Stories.

Gala Sponsors:
Elite Productions International
Building Trades Network

St. Mary Medical Center’s Twenty First Annual Gala

We are thrilled to be designing and producing the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation’s 21st Annual Gala on Saturday, September 22. We’ve been producing this event for over seven years now and we think this will be the best year ever for this incredible charity event benefiting St. Joseph Health and St. Mary Victorville.
100 years ago, nine sisters arrived in Eureka, California with only 60 cents and a place to stay. These women became the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. In 1920, they opened St. Joseph Hospital to care for Eureka residents. Today, they continued their mission, providing high quality care to thousands in the High Desert.
Each year we transform a raw barn space at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds into an elegant and chic environment in the middle of the High Desert for this amazing event. People who attend the gala are always shocked by the incredible transformation that takes place and we work very hard to impress them more and more each year. 
We began installa…

Canstruction OC 2012 Winners!

The winners for the Canstruction OC 2012 Awards have been announced! A big congratulations to everyone involved in Canstruction this year! The event was a huge success and we appreciate everyone who worked to make this happen. Please stay tuned to our blog for the story and professional photos highlighting the Canstruction Gala!

JURORS' FAVORITE "TOW Away Hunger" Disneyland Resort - Design & Engineering
BEST USE OF LABELS "All Hands on Deck to CAN Hunger" Bassenian Lagoni
BEST MEAL & PEOPLE'S CHOICE "Let's Not CANdy Coat It...Help Bag Hunger!" WATG / The Cadmus Group, Inc.
HONORABLE MENTION "Say Gnome to Hunger" Dougherty + Dougherty Architects LLP
HONORABLE MENTION "Buzzzz Off Hunger" Ewing Cole
HONORABLE MENTION "Lego Hunger, One Roll at a Time" TCA Architects / VCA Engineers

Valentino Fall 2012 Couture

Elite Productions International has a rich history in the fashion industry. We’ve designed fashion shows at Southcoast Plaza, FashionIsland and the LA Fashion Mart as well as large-scale events for Escada, Saks and Bloomingdales. Our love for fashion and design was what drew us into the event design industry and it’s one of the many things that keeps us inspired and ahead of the trends today.
Valentino’s Fall 2012 Couture Collection goes even beyond the realm of fashion and into the world of art. The line, featuring elegant pieces in silk, velvet and organza is all about beautifully edited shapes that are provactive, yet reserved. Each and every piece is easy and timeless, which is something we strive to achieve in our event design as well.
The Fall 2012 Couture Collection has managed to capture the classic Valentino spirit while keeping it modern and fresh; incorporating fan-pleating in sheer opaque and velvet lace and exquisite patterns and embroidery. We can see these trends carryi…

We're Featured in Event Solutions Magazine

We're excited to announce that our corporate event is featured in the latest Event Solutions magazine! Click here to see the digital version of the magazine. Click here for more information and photos of our modern 70's party.

Canstruction Orange County

Canstruction Orange County is holding it's 5th annual Design-Build Competition on September 1-23 to benefit the Orange County Food Bank. Canstruction is a charity committed to ending world hunger. It's an international community service project by the design & construction industry to benefit local food banks where teams of architects, engineers, designers, contractors and/or those professionals mentoring students, associations or business compete by designing and building structures made entirely out of canned foods. Here are three of the sculptures that are already finished for this year:
Companies and organizations, with the help of sponsors like the Orange County Chapters of AIA, SDA and SMPS, the Festival of Children Foundation, and event benefactor, the Orange County Food Bank create amazing work each year. We are so excited to design and coordinate the Awards Gala at the end of the event where the 2012 Canstruction Orange County winner will be announced!
Let's N…