November 5, 2013 – Great clients make great projects. Gary Moon and Phil Newsom, Managing Principals at tBP/Architecture, were extremely proud to stand alongside Doug Jensen, Director of Facilities & Campus Development at Antelope Valley College, to receive an AWARD OF HONOR at the 2013 CCFC Awards for the Antelope Valley College Health + Sciences Building. Doug and the Health Sciences program faculty’s visionary attitude and nuggets of wisdom set the stage for the project’s success.
Jurors’ comments: “This building incorporates state-of-the-art functionality, while creating an inviting gathering space and iconic presence in the ‘heart of campus.’ While the instructional spaces maintain a clean and functional appeal, the industrial modern details and lighting on the exterior and in the in-between spaces make this building a landmark deserving of its prominent center-campus location.
Incorporating science flair into the building design is a testament to building purposing. An industrial, aerodynamic and efficient design with practical use of space and a wonderful outdoor repository for student gathering are all design elements that render the building extremely useful and student-curriculum focused. Furthering the interaction of outdoor and indoor modalities, the design team encouraged openness with exterior views, courtyard based gathering and an observation deck for celestial gazing. High performance attributes include solar vignettes for shading, as well as specialized glazing and coatings, and the project currently exceeds Title 24.” Read more.