2012 Excellence in Design Award Winners Announced

May 1, 2012
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Congratulations to the 2012 EDC Excellence in Design Award winners. The following six green building projects completed in 2011 demonstrate outstanding sustainable design techniques. In addition, EDC recognizes the top finalists and notable honorable mentions.

Information was provided by applicants.


New Construction Winner: Office Building for M/s. Nirvana Films
Submitted by SJK Architects (
Date Completed: September 2011
Size: 8,000 square feet
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Renovation Winner: DPR Construction Phoenix Headquarters
Submitted by SmithGroupJJR (
Date Completed: October 2011
Size: 16,533 square feet
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.

Commercial Finalists
1) VW Assembly Plant (Body/Assembly/Paint)
Submitted by SSOE Group (
2) UNT Apogee Stadium
Submitted by HKS, Inc. (

Commercial Honorable Mentions
• Woodlawn Village Neighborhood Center, Clark Realty Capital
• W Hotel, Big Ass Fans Company
• Atlantic Wharf, CBT Architects
• Graycor Companies Home Office, Graycor Construction Company Inc
• The Edge, Epsten Group
• GE Healthcare: Digital X-Ray Clean Manufacturing Facility, SMRT Inc.
• Aviva USA Operations Headquarters, HKS, Inc.

The Commercial category winners, Office Building for M/s. Nirvana Films and DPR Construction Phoenix Headquarters, will be featured in further detail in the June 2012 edition of EDC and online at


Winner: High Tech High K-8
Submitted by Studio E Architects (
Date Completed: August 2011
Size: 60,974 square feet
Location: Chula Vista, Calif.

Educational Finalists
1. Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia
Submitted by Diamond Schmitt architects (
2. Carmel Middle School – Green Classroom Project
Submitted by Arkin Tilt Architects (

Educational Honorable Mentions
• Fine Arts Building at the College of Marin, Wong Logan Architects
• Bertschi School Living Science Building, KMD Architects

The Educational category winner, High Tech High K-8, will be featured in further detail in the August 2012 edition of EDC and online at


New Construction Winner: Alexandria Police Facility
Submitted by HDR Architecture (
Date Completed: November 2011
Size: 126,036 square feet
Location: Alexandria, Va.

Renovation Winner: The Old Naval Hospital
Submitted by Bell Architects PC (
Date Completed: August 2011
Size: 15,955 square feet
Location: Washington, D.C.

Government Finalists
1. UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Medical Building
Submitted by Michael W. Folonis Architects (
2. Health Care REIT Headquarters
Submitted by Centerbrook Architects (

Government Honorable Mentions
• USFS Mojave Rivers District Ranger Station, Wong Logan Architects
• International Management Institute, Abin Design Studio

The Government/ Institutional category winners, Alexandria Police Facility and The Old Naval Hospital, will be featured in further detail in the October 2012 edition of EDC and online at


Winner: Project Green Home
Submitted by Arkin Tilt Architects (
Date Completed: May 2011
Size: 2,500 square feet
Location: Palo Alto, Calif.

Residential Finalists
1. Tah.Mah.Lah.
Submitted by Design AVEnues LLC (
2. Vine Hill Road Straw-Bale Home and Horse Rescue
Submitted by Arkin Tilt Architects (

The Residential category winner, Project Green Home, will be featured in further detail in the July 2012 edition of EDC and online at

The Excellence in Design awards application for green buildings completed in 2012 will open this fall at with a deadline in early 2013.

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