HGA Unveils Zero Energy 7x7x7 Plan for LATTC


(04/26/2016)
A month after launching the 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water school and university sustainability initiative, the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) got a first glimpse at how the initiative could soon impact school sustainability efforts. The initiative engaged seven experienced architecture firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design for seven representative school campuses. On Feb. 23, the DSA hosted the first architect presentations.
 

New Schools, New Future for Ignacio School District

By Stuart Coppedge, AIA, LEED AP
(04/26/2016)
The small town of Ignacio is located in the Southwestern region of Colorado, approximately 325 miles from Denver, and is surrounded by the 1,000-square-mile Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The location of the school district has made its population tricultural, including Southern Ute, Hispanic and Anglo heritages.
 

New San Mateo Jail Debuts


(04/20/2016)
San Mateo County’s new $165 million jail facility, the Maple Street Correctional Facility, is now open for business. County officials, including Sheriff Greg Munks, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 2, and the first inmates were transferred on March 19
 

Biola University Breaks Ground on New Science Building


(04/20/2016)
Construction broke ground on the new 91,000-square-foot Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health at Biola University in La Mirada on March 22.
 

San Mateo High School Project Wins Modernization Award


(04/05/2016)
Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) was recently honored with the Leroy F. Greene Design and Planning Award — as well as an Award of Excellence in the Modernization category — for its San Mateo High School Old Brick Studio project, completed for the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) in August 2015.
 

New San Mateo Jail to See First Inmates March 19


(03/23/2016)
San Mateo County’s new $165 million jail facility, the Maple Street Correctional Facility, will soon be open for business. County officials, including Sheriff Greg Munks, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony March 2 and the first inmates will be transferred on March 19.
 

UCSF Benioff Oakland Begins 10-Year Expansion

By Jessie Fetterling
(03/15/2016)
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Oct. 26 for a new outpatient center for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. The hospital’s second outpatient center (OPC2) marks the first phase of a 10-year expansion project that will include rebuilding and modernizing the hospital to meet seismic regulations and improve facilities for the young patients and their families.
 

Craig Hospital Expansion & Renovation Nears Completion

By Sue Rose
(03/15/2016)
With the initial planning having started in winter of 2012 and a target completion date set for late 2016, Craig Hospital’s $90 million expansion and renovation is nearing its conclusion. In addition, the hospital in Englewood recently announced that it has exceeded its $68 million fundraising target by $5 million.
 

Sprig Electric Pairs Tesla Powerpack with PV System


(03/03/2016)
Sprig Electric is one of the first electrical contractors in the U.S. to pair Tesla’s Powerpack battery with a 350 kW commercial rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system in a solar installation at the company’s corporate headquarters in San Jose.
 

Golden 1 Center Features Nature-Inspired Design


(03/03/2016)
Construction on the Golden 1 Center is underway, and the soon-to-be home of the Sacramento Kings basketball team is being designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.