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WestWeek 2009

March 25 - 26, 2009
Pacific Design Center



WESTWEEK 2009: The Business of Design , MARCH 25-26, 2009
Student Day March 27, 2009

West Hollywood, California (December 5, 2009) – Pacific Design Center (PDC), a Cohen Design Centers property, and the West Coast’s leading resource for interior design trades, again in exclusive media partnership with Architectural Digest magazine, presents WESTWEEK 2009: The Business of Design; Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26, 2008. An internationally-recognized trade event, WESTWEEK welcomes thousands of design professionals and trade journalists each March. PDC follows this industry standard event with Student Day on Friday, March 27, designed in partnership with Architectural Digest, ASID/Los Angeles and area design colleges and universities. While WESTWEEK’s media sponsorship partner is Architectural Digest, all media publications’ editorial and publishing teams are welcome and urged to attend all market events.

During WESTWEEK 2009 showrooms and industry institutions will offer presentations, individual special events, demonstrations and book signings as yet to be determined. When not attending a myriad of programs and presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in Architectural Digest’s “Open Auditions” for a second year in a row and to experience AIA/LA’s 2009 2×8 Student: SHIFT exhibit. Additionally, on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center will be the work of the world renowned architectural firm, Ball-Nogues. For the 15th year in a row PDC will host it’s Stars of Design Awards, a long-standing prestigious honor recognizing eight Southern California design professionals who have made a significant contribution in their respective areas of design and design related fields.

WESTWEEK 2009: The Business of Design and the D&D Building’s Winter Market are the two Cohen Design Center’s to hold exclusive market events with Architectural Digest for a second year in a row. While Architectural Digest will host Keynote presentations at DCOTA (1.21-1.23.09) and DCH (4.22.09) those markets will be open to all media partners programming and events planning and participation.

For more information on WESTWEEK 2009 or other Cohen Design Center events please contact 310.360.6409 or visit A formal WESTWEEK 2009: The Business of Design press release to come early January 2009.

About Pacific Design Center (PDC)
Founded in 1975 and designed by Cesar Pelli, the award-winning Pacific Design Center is the west coast’s largest multi-use facility providing the design, entertainment and arts communities with public and private conference spaces for lectures, meetings, special events, screenings, exhibitions and receptions. PDC, a Cohen Design Centers property, is home to some of the world’s premier entertainment companies, such as Rogers & Cowan and BNC and is the leading resource for the professional interior design trades with more than 120 showrooms and 2,200 interior product lines. A full-service facility, PDC offers Pacific Design Services, LLC’s Consulting & Buying and Designer Referral Programs, directing discerning members of the public to the product and personnel required to complete design projects; boasts a design and architecture driven outpost of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and multiple important art installations located around the property; two Wolfgang Puck restaurants (Red Seven & WP); the SilverScreen Theater, a 380 seat state-of-the-art luxury film venue and reception facility; a 200-seat Conference Center, and the Michael Graves designed, Pacific Design Fitness Center. In 2010 the Red Building will be completed featuring 400,000 square feet of Class-A office space. This architectural wonder will complete the composition of Cesar Pelli’s original Blue, Green and Red vision for this 14-acre campus. Pacific Design Center has been featured on Bravo’s competition reality series, Top Design, and continues to be home to both the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards party and the HBO Emmy event.

Pacific Design Center is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, CA. For more information, call 310-657-0800 or visit

About Charles S. Cohen
Known for his skillful repositioning of commercial real estate, visionary developer, Charles S. Cohen heads a multi-faceted real estate development company that owns and manages over twelve million square feet of prime Manhattan, Los Angles, Florida and Houston office and showroom space. Other design centers owned and operated by Mr. Cohen include the Decoration & Design (D&D) Building at 979 Third Avenue in Manhattan, the Decorative Center of Houston (DCH) and the Design Center of the American (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, FL. For a more comprehensive list of Mr. Cohen’s commercial real estate portfolio visit

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