16 October 2014

Steinberg takes home two AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Design Awards

AIA Santa Clara Valley announced the 2014 Design Award winners on October 16th at the San Jose Convention Center. The Design Awards is a biennial event for Santa Clara Valley architects who submit built and unbuilt projects for consideration. Categories for consideration include Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design, Unbuilt, Small Projects, and Emerging Professionals. Projects are judged based on a variety of features, including unique design, originality, extended use attributes, sustainability, budget, and use of environmental surroundings.

Steinberg is the proud recipient of two awards this year.
Honor Award | Architecture Category: Workday Learning Center
Monte Vista High School, Danville, CA

Following a generous donation, the vision was to combine library functions into a student-centered commons where collaborative learning and interaction became the focus. The design incorporates a “crossroads” theme, reflecting the junction where libraries stand today — analog vs. digital, books vs. computers. This theme finds expression in building massing, functional organization, and material palettes. Pixilation of fritted QR codes in glass and sun screens highlight transparency and complexity linear paneling and solidity recall traditional materials.

Citation | Interior Architecture Category: Northside Branch Library
Santa Clara, CA

Located in the heart of the Rivermark community, the building sits on the southwestern tip of Live Oak Park, in the center of community activity. Situated across from a busy commercial area, it will become the community’s premier civic institution, with opportunities for lifelong learning and state-of-the art resources connecting to global knowledge. Rivermark is multilingual, multi-ethnic, young and vibrant, and this project reflects the community’s sense of energy and optimism.

Our heartfelt congratulations to our project teams and all the 2014 AIA SCV Design Award honorees!

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