Year: 2001
Award Type: Award of Honor
Territory: PG&E Territory
Location: Berkeley, CA
Owner: City of Berkeley
Developer: City of Berkeley
Architect: ELS
Market Segement:
Government / Civic
Type of Building:
Libraries & Assembly Buildings
Other
Award Credit:

Mechanical Engineer

Arup

Plumbing & Electrical Engineer

TEE

Environmental Solutions

Simon & Associates

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center

This project won the honor award for being the best-integrated design. The jury was very impressed, stating "It is simple yet elegant and complete. This is a great structure with a historical renovation that just keeps getting better and better. Common sense items such as thermal mass, ceiling fans, and natural ventilation were designed into the project that over time will have a great benefit for the building's operations and maintenance—especially because it exceeds the state's Title 24 standards by 50 percent. Light fills the work environment, making it a pleasant place to work. The project is just very intelligent."

    Notable Accomplishments

  • Exceeds the state's Title 24 standards by 50 percent.
  • A great structure with a historical renovation.

Jurors

  • Hank Koning, FAIA

    Title: Principal
    Company: Koning Eizenberg Architecture
    Location: Santa Monica, CA

    Hank Koning, FAIA

    Hank Koning, FAIA, of Koning Eizenberg Architecture is an architect and educator with more than 20 years' experience in creating "brilliantly sensible" buildings—comfortable environments where suggestion rather than statement is used to engage the user. In Koning Eizenberg's buildings, one is encouraged to discover space and architecture for oneself, guided by compositional cues, landscape strategies, spatial sequence, and scale change. The result is innovative architecture with a rare kind of humanism. Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg have refocused architects' attention on the value and design potential of socially responsible projects by demonstrating architectural excellence in the design of many tight budget affordable housing projects and community buildings. The Santa Monica, Calif., firm's wide range of award-winning projects includes affordable housing, community centers, recreation centers, schools, custom homes, hotels, stores, and workplaces. Many of the buildings have won multiple awards and have been published in architectural and general interest publications in the U.S. and abroad. The influence of Koning Eizenberg's approach to design can also be measured by their numerous invited speaking engagements and teaching appointments at universities around the world.

  • Gail A. Lindsey, FAIA

    Title: Founder and President
    Company: Design Harmony, Inc
    Location: Wake Forest, NC

    Gail A. Lindsey, FAIA

    Ms. Lindsey is the founder and president of Design Harmony, Inc., Wake Forest, N.C.—a leader in environmentally conscious architecture. She consults on architectural projects and undertakes green building research. Ms. Lindsey is a past Chair of the National AIA Committee on the Environment, former Chair of the North Carolina Green Building Council, and an advisory board member of Environmental Building News. She has been instrumental in the following projects: The Greening of the White House, The Greening of the Pentagon, The International Green Building Challenge, the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Design Reference Guide, the interactive CD ROM "The Green Building Advisor," and recently, the Department of Defense's Sustainable Design Training Program. Ms. Lindsey is an internationally known consultant and speaker on green architecture. Her firm's work has been published in Green Architecture, The Ecology of Architecture, and Green Developments. A Design Harmony project, the Reeves Residence at Dewees Island, S.C. was published as one of three case study projects in the 1997 Environmental Resource Guide. Ms. Lindsey's own house is published in the 1998 book, "Human Spaces: Life Enhancing Designs for Healing, Working, and Living."

  • Daniel H. Nall, AIA, PE

    Title: Sr. Vice President and Director of Advanced Technology
    Company: Flack and Kurtz Consulting Engineers
    Location: New York, NY

    Daniel H. Nall, AIA, PE

    Daniel Nall is a Senior Vice President and Director of Advanced Technology for Flack and Kurtz Consulting Engineers in New York. In this position, he is responsible for insuring that projects engineered by Flack and Kurtz illustrate the latest in engineering technology, energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. He is currently involved with the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in New York, the new Bronx Criminal Courthouse, the New York Times Headquarters, and 99 Hudson St., a 1.2 million square foot high-rise in Jersey City for Merrill Lynch. Mr. Nall is currently a member of the Advisory Group of the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment. He is also active in the U.S. Green Building Council and ASHRAE. He is an expert in the use of computer simulation in building design and is the author of more than 25 papers in technical and professional journals on that topic. Projects in which Mr. Nall has had significant participation include the new Delaware State Archives in Dover, Del., the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center Photovoltaic System, the Alcoa World Headquarters in Pittsburgh, the new EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Prudential Enerplex in Princeton, N.J., the Rank Xerox corporate headquarters outside London, and the TRW World Headquarters in Cleveland.


Award Credit

Mechanical Engineer

Arup

Plumbing & Electrical Engineer

TEE

Environmental Solutions

Simon & Associates

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