2018 C.O.T.E. Award Received from AIA Orange County
The Orange County chapter of the AIA recently celebrated outstanding achievements in architectural design presented at their 2018 Design Awards held in September.
KNA is pleased to announce that our client Perkins Eastman Dougherty won a top award for the Orange Coast College (OCC) Recycling Center. The Committee on the Environment (C.O.T.E.) Category gave the award for the architect’s design that incorporates energy efficiencies that exceed the state’s energy requirements.
“Design award submissions are juried by a team of industry thought leaders that evaluate design achievement, regardless of project category, type or budget. All winning projects were recognized for their display of successful solutions to their individual requirements, including a sense of place, purpose and environmental sustainability,” stated Kathy Seaton Tam, spokesperson for
AIA Orange County.
“Hearty congratulations to the Perkins Eastman Dougherty’s team for their multiple awards on this outstanding project.”
“Architects play a significant role in the transformation of human needs and desires into relevant and exceptionally designed commercial and residential experiences,” said Jeffrey Gill, FAIA, executive director of the AIAOC. “The AIAOC 2018 Design Awards is our organization’s opportunity, through the association’s professional support, to celebrate the local firms who have demonstrated value to their communities by serving as problem solvers, while consistently proving that their work advances the built environment and the visual landscape of the county.”
2018 Gold Nugget Awards of Merit from
California Building Industry Association
Known as the Academy Awards for the building industry, the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) presented Perkins Eastman Dougherty Architects with two awards for the Orange Coast College project: Award of Merit for Best Educational Project and an Award of Merit for Best Innovative Design. The annual competition honors architectural design excellence and draws entries from throughout the U.S. and internationally.
The awards were presented at the Pacific
Coast Builder Conference Gold Nugget
Awards held on June 28 in San Francisco.
Collaboration Gets the Job Done
As with all of our projects at KNA, close collaboration with architecture clients is essential. It was a rewarding experience to be part of the Perkins Eastman Dougherty team that designed for LEED and Zero Net Energy certification. Jason Hernandez, the project’s Construction Administrator, was extremely responsive to the day-to-day needs of the project. The roofs were designed to support solar panel photovoltaic arrays and most of the construction materials were recycled.
The Center now serves over 400 people every day and accepts a large variety of materials for recycling. For more details about this project, read our blog post.
Project: Orange Coast College Recycling Center
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Owner: Coast Community College District
Architect: Perkins Eastman Dougherty
Builder: M S Construction Management Group
Dougherty Team Members
Managing Principal: Betsey Dougherty
Construction Administrator: Jason Hernandez, LEED AP