How They Did It: Best Documentation and Best Dressed Rack

Ed Wenck
Mar 29, 2018

Project: Surf's Up

Integrator: Land & Sea Entertainment

The night of September 6, 2017, was a big one for the team at Land & Sea Entertainment. The crew took the stage at the CEDIA Awards event on the deck of the USS Midway not once, but for a total of three trophies: Best Integrated Home, Level IV; Best Documentation; and Best Dressed Rack. What’s perhaps the sweetest part of Land & Sea’s trifecta? They won the awards on their home turf — the firm’s based in San Diego.

The trophies the team won on that warm night in September reflected two-and-a-half years of painstaking work on a seaside retreat on the California coast. The lighting from the front of the home illuminates the beach for surfing after dark, and the home’s interior is packed with complex lighting, audio, video, and other systems that required careful power management, precise cable management, and a set of documents that were more extensive and useful than our panel of judges had ever seen. One judge noted that the documentation could be included in a potential realtor’s pitch for the home right alongside the high-end fixtures: “Anyone could walk in and work on the system.”

Another judge marveled at the physical work that went into running all that cable: “It’s a completely unique and elegant rack system — just beautifully done.” The project was so well done, fact, that the honors would continue beyond that night on the Midway — this project was also a CEDIA Global Award winner.

Land & Sea Entertainment
4498 Paola Way
San Diego, CA 92117
CEDIA Member Since 2002



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