Awards and Honors
Engineering 2 wins design award
UCSC's just-dedicated Engineering 2 has received a merit award
for design from the American
Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter.
Engineering 2, designed by architects
Anshen + Allen Jim MacKenzie
The merit award honors built work designed by Los Angeles architects.
Anshen + Allen Los Angeles
was the architect for Engineering 2, which was dedicated
on November 5.
The award jury praised the use of different materials to heighten
the scale change of the different functions in Engineering 2.
Jurors included architects Toshiko Mori, dean at the Graduate
School of Design at Harvard; Jim Jennings of San Francisco;
and Dan Hanganu of Montreal.
"Engineering 2 is already recognized as a striking addition
to the Santa Cruz campus, but its handsome appearance is only
part of the story," said Frank Zwart, campus architect
and associate vice chancellor for physical planning and construction.
"It moved from initial design to occupancy in just over
three years, a feat probably unmatched in the history of construction
at UCSC. Its greatly accelerated schedule challenged everyone
involved in the project: the architects and their engineering
consultants, the contractors and subcontractors, the university's
project development staff, and the School of Engineering's faculty
Zwart added, "Anshen + Allen's ability to meet a series
of unforgiving deadlines and to produce an award-winning project
simultaneously is an especially noteworthy accomplishment."
Winning projects in the Institute of Architects competition
represent the cutting edge in contemporary architecture,
interior design and historic restoration, selected by a distinguished
jury of local and internationally known architects, according
to the institute. Awards were given in three categories: design,
interior, and "nextLA," for work not yet built.
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