California Construction Magazine�s Best of California awards ceremonies next month will feature two high-profile design professionals as keynote speakers.

Paul Danna, design principal for AECOM�s Western U.S. region and China studios and current president of the American Institute of Architects� Los Angeles chapter, will headline the Long Beach breakfast event on Dec. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel.

And John King, the San Francisco Chronicle�s urban design critic, will keynote at the San Francisco breakfast event Dec. 2 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The statewide competition annually recognizes construction and design excellence in Northern and Southern California.

An independent jury of industry experts in design and construction judged more than 135 nominated projects in a variety of categories and deemed 27 projects in Southern California and 26 projects in Northern California as award winners. Eligible projects were located in California and were substantially completed in the past year.

The winners will be featured in the December 2010 issue of California Construction.