Livable Buildings Awards Finalists 2018

This year's honorable mention is a higher education building in Southern California.

A total of eight buildings met the criteria to be considered for the 2018 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 recognizes the following project:

Pomona College, Millikan Science Building:
Claremont, CA
Honorable Mention

The Millikan Science Building, located in the center of the Pomona College campus in Southern California, was originally constructed in 1958. After completing major renovations, the building is now environmentally reponsive and reflects the new teaching and learning styles of the 21st century. Two major concerns for the design team were the triple digit summer temperatures and poor outdoor air quality. The building utilizes displacement ventilation, ceiling fans, radiant ceiling panels, and active chilled beams.

View the project submittal (pdf) >>
View project survey results (pdf) >>

Project Team
Owner: Pomona College
Architect: EHDD Architecture
General Contractor: Matt Construction
Structural Engineer: Rutherford & Chekene
MEP Engineer: Integral Group
Civil Engineer: Stantec
Landscape Design: EPT Design
Telecom and Security: TEECOM Design Group
Laboratory: HKS Architects
Acoustics: Charles M. Salter Associates
Lighting Design: JS Nolen + Associates

Additional Finalists

Six 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.

145 King Street >>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine Suite >>
Cleveland, OH

Holder Construction HQ >>
Atlanta, GA

The Gas Company Tower
Los Angeles, CA

Toronto North Office >>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto West Office >>
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

2018 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 2018 awards include:

Sherry Carroll, Director of Interiors, RMW Architecture & Interiors

Steve Gross, Associate/Senior Energy Analyst, Interface Engineering

Rob Prickett, Product Design Lead, Daikin

Rod Yeoh, Principal of Mechanical Engineering, DIALOG

Millikan Science Building exterior courtyard.
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Millikan Science Building interior. Photos by Jim Simmons Photography.