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Los Angeles Harbor College Science Complex Wins SCUP Excellence in Architecture Honor Award
Opened in August 2013, the 73,767-square-
"College campuses are incubators for research, innovation and new technology that enhance the learning experience,"
The L-shaped building includes a three-story wing housing state-of-the-
The Science Complex additionally integrates many sustainable strategies that place science on display, including building-integrated photovoltaic panels connected to the campus PV system, occupancy-sensor lighting, natural ventilation and daylight, energy-efficient windows, integrated building systems that respond to weather and daylight conditions, energy-recovery system that converts exhaust air into energy and classroom monitors that track energy production/usage from the PVs.
"The SCUP Honor Award recognizes the role architecture plays in shaping the student experience and improving learning outcomes," said Satoshi Teshima, AIA, LEED AP, senior project designer with HGA. "By making science more accessible throughout the architecture, the Science Complex quite literally weaves the campus and building fabric into each other. The building becomes a backdrop and stage for campus activity and science learning as open gathering spaces and exterior corridors bring students and faculty to the forefront. It has been a great privilege to work with L.A. Harbor College on this project and we are thrilled to win the Honor Award."
The Science Complex previously won the AIA Long Beach/South Bay Citation Award, the Community College Facility Coalition Growth Honor Award, the Southern California Development Forum Design Award, and the Los Angeles Business Council Architecture Award.
The Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) awards program recognizes design and planning excellence in higher education. The award jurors will highlight the winning projects in a concurrent session at SCUP-51 (http://www.scup.org/
Claire Marshall, The Hoyt Organization