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November 9, 2022

Catherine Santa Monica Earns 2022 ENR, ABC Awards

November 9, 2022, Los Angeles, CA

In the highly competitive rental market of Santa Monica, one new project truly stands out. Catherine Santa Monica, built in two phases by Milender White and completed at the start of 2022, has now earned two Excellence in Construction Awards from the Southern California Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), a regional Best Project Award from Engineering News-Record (ENR), and an ENR Award of Merit. (ENR is the national journal of record for the construction industry.)

On November 4, Phase II of Catherine Santa Monica won the 2022 SoCal ABC EiC Award in the Residential category, complementing its 2022 ENR Award of Merit. Owned by Fifield Companies, Catherine Santa Monica is a Class A mixed-use property with a clean, bold profile along Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue. KFA Architecture designed Phase II; Michael W. Folonis Architects designed Phase I.

The 281-unit Catherine is rich in amenities: a saltwater pool, roof deck with kitchen, internet café, micromarket, tot lot, gym, yoga deck, screening room and game room. Its trio of 5-story buildings total 233,208 sq. ft., including 15,732 sq. ft. of ground-floor commercial space. A two-level subterranean garage includes 287 parking spaces.

In busy Santa Monica, the Catherine is an oasis of upscale tranquility, and part of the revitalization of the city’s downtown core. The awards reflect not only the look and luxury of the project, but also the high quality and effort of the construction – the project site faces two of the city’s busiest arterial streets, and logistics, traffic management and pedestrian safety were key priorities for the project team. The team also managed the coronavirus pandemic, creating a COVID-19 Safety Plan that was regularly updated per CDC guidelines and circulated as a model by city inspectors to nearby construction sites.

Milender White is a full-service real estate company dedicated to delivering outstanding results on every project, unsurpassed service to clients, and superb career opportunities – with a total commitment to safety, quality, and integrity. We proudly deliver award-winning commercial and residential projects based on proven systems, advanced technology, and cutting-edge design development. MW takes pride in building inclusive projects that meet the needs of the city, and it strives to become part of the fabric of the communities in which it develops. MW is part of the Graham Group of Companies, headquartered in Calgary, AB. Together as One Graham, we provide our clients with a fully- integrated service offering that creates certainty and peace of mind throughout the entire project life cycle. Visit us at

Fifield Companies is a boutique real estate developer with deep expertise in land acquisition, finance, construction management, architecture, design, marketing, operations, and management. In our more than four decades in business, we have seen and adapted to almost every challenge in large-scale real estate development. We have executed more than $7 billion in developments with 21 million square feet of residential and office projects, comprising over 13,000 residential units and 8.7 million square feet of commercial projects. Visit us at

KFA provides architecture, design, and master planning services for projects throughout the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area using a collaborative approach tailored to each project. The firm’s expertise encompasses transit-oriented developments; campuses; mixed-use housing, retail, and office projects; affordable, senior, family, and special-needs housing; hotels and restaurants; educational facilities; and adaptive reuse projects. Visit us at

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