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Sonoma State University Recreation Center - Rohnert Park
The university had two major design goals for this project: to create a gathering space for the students and to demonstrate the campus’s commitment to sustainability. This two-story recreation and fitness center houses a signature climbing wall, one- and two-court gymnasiums, fitness and common areas, locker rooms and support spaces. It also serves to define the entry space to the campus’ Central Quadrangle.
Almost 70 percent of the 52,000-square-foot building is naturally ventilated and cooled by a night flush system, a destratification/ventilation system in the small gym, and a naturally ventilated lobby. The facility uses an integrated evaporative cooling system for the office, multipurpose, and fitness rooms. It also features significant use of green materials, proper building orientation, and an efficient exterior skin with thermal mass, and it performs better than Title 24 standards by more than 45 percent.
The jurors deemed this a “beautiful adaptive reuse project” and particularly praised its 70 percent natural ventilation, innovative systems, and strong commitment to daylighting.
- Performs better than Title 24 standards by more than 45 percent.
Title: Principal of M.S
Company: Addison and Associates
Location: Tempe, AZ
Mr. Addison is recognized nationally as a leading expert in the practice of energy efficient building design and the professional use of detailed building energy use simulation. During his career, he has consulted on some of the nation’s most notable showcase sustainable building projects including the National Audubon Society Headquarters in New York City and the Natural Resources Defense Council office in Santa Monica, Calif. Due to his unique educational and professional experience, Mr. Addison has been selected by the U.S. DOE, LBL, PNL, NIST, and NREL to serve on a variety of panels and projects guiding federal building energy research. He also serves as clinical assistant professor and director of the Building Energy Simulation Lab at Arizona State University’s College of Design. His M.S. in Energy Efficient Building Design combined graduate course work in architecture, architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, and operations research.
Title: Vice President and Sustainable Design Principal
Location: San Francisco, CA
A nationally recognized, award-winning sustainable design leader, Ms. Mendler has contributed to numerous high profile showcase projects – three of which have been recognized by AIA as top ten Green Buildings of the Year. She serves on the US Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors and is past chair of the national AIA Committee on the Environment. The co-author of the HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, published by John Wiley & Sons, Ms. Mendler contributes regularly to industry publications and events. She holds degrees in architecture from Washington University and Pratt Institute.
Title: Professor of Architecture
Company: Cal Poly Pomona
Location: Pomona, CA
Dr. Wu has devoted more than 25 years to teaching advanced energy efficient technologies and their integration in architectural design and currently serves as director of Cal Poly’s Environmental Design Technology Unit. In addition to his involvement in committees that generate national energy standards, he has always been an advocate of the USGBC’s LEED program. As an environment and energy consultant, his clients include utility companies, private corporations, state and federal governments as well as national and international research laboratories. His research papers have been published widely in conference proceedings. Dr. Wu holds a B. A. in Architecture degree from Tamkang University in Taiwan, an M. A. in Architecture degree from University of Illinois, and a Doctor of Architecture degree from University of Michigan.
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