The project was honored with a Los Angeles Architectural Award in 2014, and a Western Pacific Region Excellence Award in 2011 from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).
Exposed concrete structure used to increase thermal mass delaying heat absorption and reducing cooling loads.
Night flush cooling takes advantage of moderate evening temperatures to discharge the heat energy built up during the day in the thermal mass of the building.
Designed to maximize daylighting placing large expanses of glass to the north and using north-facing skylights and clerestory windows.
Building generates electricity via roof-top photo-voltaic panels.
Stormwater systems designed to reduce surface runoff capture rainwater.
Designed for flexibility, the structure under the lower roof was designed to anticipate future expansion upward.
Native and adaptive plantings were used to reduce outdoor water use