The 2003 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
For their integration of energy efficiency with outstanding architectural design, five nonresidential projects have received awards as the culmination of the 2003 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards Competition. The winning design teams received their awards at the National AIA Convention in San Diego on May 8. The announcement was made jointly by the competition’s co-sponsors: The American Institute of Architects, California Council, Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company.
“The winning projects in this year’s competition struck a common chord with the jurors,” commented Charles Angyal, FAIA, manager of commercial new construction energy efficiency programs at San Diego Gas & Electric. “Each project demonstrated a masterful integration of energy efficiency strategies and techniques into a simple, elegant design that was respectful of its surroundings. This year’s winners exemplify the momentum for energy efficient design fostered through the Savings By Design program.”
The jurors chose two projects for Awards of Honor, citing their seamless integration of energy efficiency into elegant building design. They bestowed Awards of Merit to two more projects for expertly incorporating energy efficiency into challenging situations (school retrofit/infill and large-scale office complex). Finally, they awarded one Special Citation to a classroom that served as an outstanding pedagogical expression of energy efficient and sustainable design.
Architect: Arkin Tilt Architects
Owner/Submitted By: Hidden Villa Hostel
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
Award of Honor
This combination of new and renovated structures harmonizes the educational, community-oriented spirit of Hidden Villa with the site’s agrarian precedent. The new hostel nurtures environmental awareness by demonstrating passive solar design, energy efficiency, and sustainability first hand.
Architect: Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells
Owner/Submitted By: People’s Organic Food Market
Location: San Diego, CA
Award of Honor
This project created an environmentally responsible grocery story by using an integrated design approach, incorporating the building envelope design with the mechanical and electrical systems optimization. In addition, it produced a well day-lit, naturally ventilated, comfortable space with open interiors to further express the market’s commitment to its customers, employees, and the environment.
Architect: Gelfand RNP Architects
Owner/Submitted By: Georgina Blach Intermediate School
Location: Los Altos, CA
Award of Merit
This state-of-the-art, energy-efficient school project modernized all the existing school buildings and added 35,000 square feet of new construction, including a 10,000-square-foot gym. Energy efficiency was integrated into every system at this school, a participant in California's Collaborative for High Performance Schools program, resulting in no extra energy use despite the addition of 35,000 new square feet of building space, air conditioning, and a new local area network.
Architect: LPA, Inc.
Owner/Submitted By: Premier Automotive Group North American
Location: Irvine, CA
Award of Merit
This project consolidated the headquarters for all five of Ford Motor Company’s “premier” automobile brands. The facility consists of a five-story, 250,000 square foot office tower, a 30,000 square foot design center, and a four-story parking structure and has earned a LEED™ 2.0 certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This Fortune 500 headquarters demonstrates that energy efficiency and good design are great partners.
Architect: Christopher V. Ward AIA, Architects
Owner/Submitted By: Polytechnic School Middle School
Location: Pasadena, CA
This classroom incorporated design elements that can be used to teach concepts of ecology, astronomy, energy efficiency, and sustainability. The project demonstrates alternative energy resources and renewable materials resources and includes photovoltaic electrical generation, hydronic radiant floor heating, passive solar cooling design, and daylighting.