Livable Buildings Awards Finalists 2017

This year's honorable mention is an adaptive reuse office in Phoenix.

A total of six buildings met the criteria to be considered for the 2017 awards. These buildings provide the highest level of occupant comfort and experience according to the CBE occupant survey results.

In addition to this year’s winner, the jury recognized the following high-performing projects:

Delta Headquarters: Fremont, CA
Honorable Mention

The Delta Headquarters building is 178,000 square feet, has achieved LEED Platinum certification, and boasts a number of Delta's own technologies to achieve a high level of sustainability. The solar PV system generates over 1,000 MWh of electricity each year, and the building utilizes a geothermal heating and cooling system that reduces HVAC energy consumption by 60% when compared to traditional systems. The facility also has a 140,000 gallon rainwater harvesting tank collecting water from the rooftops, and uncollected water is directed to a bioswale.

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Project Team
Design Architect: J.J. Pan and Partners
Architect of Record: Korth Sunseri Hagey Architects
MEP Design: Sean Timmons
LEED Consultant: Thornton Tomasetti
Civil Engineer: Kier & Wright Civil Engineers
Landscape Architect: SWA Group
Structural Engineer: Nishkian Menninger
General Contractor: Vance Brown
Geo Thermal Engineer: Major Geothermal
Mechanical Engineer: ACCO Engineered Systems
Electrical Engineer: Morrow Meadows
Plumbing Engineer: Cooper Preuit Engineers

San Mateo Public Library: San Mateo, CA
Honorable Mention

The 93,000 square foot San Mateo Main Public Library is a technologically-advanced library whose design evolved out of public workshops led by architects at EHDD. At these workshops, designers received input from the community about the building mass, interior and exterior spaces, and concerns about noise. The library achieved LEED Gold certification in 2008, and has recieved a number of awards since its opening in 2006.

“The San Mateo Library is an architectural gem and the pride and joy of our residents.”
Jan Epstein, Former San Mateo Mayor and City Council Member

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Project Team
Architect: EHDD Architecture
Interior Design: Page & Moris
Structural & MEP Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.
Landscape Architect: Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey
Commissioning Agent: Taylor Engineering

Additional Finalists
Three additional buildings met the requirements for consideration. These projects all show exceptional performance in terms of indoor environmental quality as shown by CBE's occupant survey.

Electronic Arts - Phase 2 Studio
Redwood City, CA

Lake Nona Town Center
Orlando, FL

Port of Portland
Portland, OR

2017 Jury

We would also like to thank our panel of jurors, who represent CBE member firms. They took on the difficult task of identifying the top candidates from a number of strong finalist buildings. The jury for the 2017 awards include:

Clark Brockman, Principal SERA Architects

Maure Creager, Senior Project Manager, Sage Glass / Saint-Gobain

Claire Maxfield, Director, Atelier Ten

Erik Ring, Principal/Director of Engineering, LPA, Inc.

Cassie Waddell, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Design and Construction, Genentech

Livable Buildings Award

Delta Headquarters interior. Images courtesy of Delta Products.
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Livable Buildings Award

San Mateo Public Library exterior. Images courtesy of Cesar Rubio and Doug Snower.
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