Year: 2005
Award Type: Citation Award
Territory: SDG&E Territory
Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: Solana Beach School District
Developer: Solana Beach School District
Architect: HMC Architects
Market Segement:
School / University
Square Footage: 80,000
Type of Building:
School
Award Credit:

Mechanical Engineer

Merrick & Associates

Lighting Designer

Johnson Consulting Engineers

Photography

Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography

Photography

John Durant

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Solana Pacific Elementary School

Solana Pacific Elementary School Classroom

Solana Pacific Elementary School Detail

Solana Pacific Elementary School

Designed to take advantage of on-shore breezes for natural passive cooling, this 80,000 square foot school serving 550 students exceeds Title 24 requirements by 27 percent. The project also maximizes occupant thermal comfort, indoor air quality and use of recycled materials.

The classrooms in this project particularly impressed the jurors. “The daylighting design with its clerestories and views is spectacular,” they remarked. “With their inside and outside fun spaces and translucent shading devices, the classrooms are well-designed to create great learning environments.”

    Notable Accomplishments

  • Exceeds Title 24 requirements by 27 percent.

Jurors

  • Nancy Clanton, PE, LC, IALD

    Title: President
    Company: Clanton & Associates
    Location: Boulder, CO

    Nancy Clanton, PE, LC, IALD

    Nancy Clanton is founder and president of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm specializing in sustainable design. Nancy speaks throughout the nation on topics relating to sustainable and energy-efficient design and light pollution and has been an instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is past chairperson of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee and a past director of the International Association of Lighting Designers, and is currently on the board of the International Dark Sky Association. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Committee of Environmental Building News, is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Engineering Department at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and is a member of the United States Green Building Council.

    She was group leader for the “Greening of the White House” initiative and received the 1999 “Contribution to the Built Environment Award” from the Colorado North Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

  • Katherine Diamond, FAIA

    Title: Design Principal
    Company: RNL Design
    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Katherine Diamond, FAIA

    Katherine (Kate) Diamond, FAIA is the Design Principal for RNL’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining RNL, Kate built a strong design reputation as principal and lead designer of her own practice, Siegel Diamond Architecture. Kate brings a lifetime of personal commitment to sustainable design of design excellence to build RNL’s leadership in energy efficient design dating back to the 70s energy crisis.

    Kate continues to design multiple LEED-rated projects. In addition to her architectural experience, Kate has played a role in developing sustainable design guidelines for the cities of Santa Monica and San Gabriel and in organizing a variety of urban design charettes that focused on the integration of green principles.

  • Robert Noble, AIA

    Title: CEO, Design Principal
    Company: Tucker Sadler Group
    Location: San Diego, CA

    Robert Noble, AIA

    Robert Noble, AIA, is CEO and Design Principal of Tucker Sadler, a 40-member, 50-year-old diversified design practice based in San Diego, with offices in Arkansas and projects nationwide. Robert has been an architect, industrial designer, and technology entrepreneur for 25 years and has been responsible for a number of environmentally advanced building and material technologies, and sustainable design projects. He and his work have been published internationally and have been the recipient of prestigious design and environmental awards including: The Edison Award for Environmental Achievement, “E-Town” Environmental Achievement Award (awarded on National Public Radio); California Integrated Waste Management Award and Popular Science “100 Best New Technologies” (1993).

    He is LEED accredited, is past Chair and one of the founding board members of the US Green Building Council of San Diego and is currently president-elect of the San Diego Chapter of the AIA.


Award Credit

Mechanical Engineer

Merrick & Associates

Lighting Designer

Johnson Consulting Engineers

Photography

Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography

Photography

John Durant

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