Livable Buildings Awards Finalists 2010

Acknowledging the best performers as measured by CBE's occupant EIQ survey.

During 2009 we worked with building owners and design professionals to implement the CBE occupant survey in 85 buildings. We analyzed the survey scores, identified ten buildings that qualified as finalists, and invited the associated project teams to participate in the award program.

These finalists represent a diversity of project types including offices, government agencies, schools, and retail; and they represent both new buildings and renovations. We congratulate all the finalists for their commitment to providing livable buildings, productive workplaces, and healthful schools.

Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Menlo Park, California, Honorable Mention

The Kavli Institute, located in the vicinity of the Stanford Linear Accelerator, houses offices, labs, and meeting spaces, along with a state-of-the-art auditorium. The building was sited to take advantage of views of the Stanford campus and the San Francisco Bay beyond. Sustainable strategies include spectrally selective glazing, solar shading, mixed-mode ventilation, operable windows, and efficient lighting and controls. Underfloor air distribution enhances energy efficiency and provides added flexibility to meet the evolving requirements of a leading research institution.

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Architect: EHDD Architecture
Structural: Rutherford & Chekene
Mechanical: Stantec
Electrical: JRA Electrical Engineering, Inc.
Civil: BKF Engineers
Acoustics: Charles M. Salter Associates
Cost: Oppenheim Lewis, Inc.
Landscape: GLS Landscape Architecture
Lighting/Daylighting: Benya Lighting Design
Soils: Lowney Associates
Waterproofing: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
General Contractor: Devcon Construction
Photos: Patrik Argast

Additional Finalists

Other finalist buildings that met the criteria for the CBE survey results include:

Campbell Mithum Tower

Minneapolis, MN

Cape Girardeau Courthouse, U.S. General Services Administration

Cape Girardeau, MO

Eagle Cliffs Elementary School

Billings, MO

Latham & Watkins

Los Angeles, CA

Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli

Minneapolis, MN

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
U.S. General Services Administration

Rockville, MD

Will James Middle School

Billings, MT

Wooster Elementary School

Wooster, AR

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Kavli Institute

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