Sustainable Leadership Awards - 2007 Winners
CoreNet Global, AIA and IIDA Announce
Winners of 4th Annual Sustainability Leadership
Award for Design & Development
CoreNet Global joined for the fourth consecutive year with the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association to present the annual Sustainability Leadership Award for Design and Development at the CoreNet Global Summit Denver on 30 April 2007.
There were a record number of 60 nominations for the 2007 award, signifying the dramatic increase in the awareness and use of sustainable practices by corporations and their service providers.
"Sustainability - when applied at its optimal level - is really an integrated set of practices, policies and products across the supply chain . . . another version of the People, Planet and Profit theme," commented CoreNet Global Immediate Past Chairman Mark Golan. "The entire field of nominees reflects the true influence and impact that corporate real estate and the workplace together can have on sustainability."
Joining Golan in the awards presentation were Alexander Thome of Fentress Bradburn Architects of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Elise Shapiro of the International Interiors Design Association (IIDA).
Five winners and two special recognitions were announced:
For Achievement in Sustainable Design Collaboration:
G-S-B-S and BIG-D Construction
GSBS architects and Big-D construction, Salt Lake, Utah, masterfully converted the historic 1922 Art Deco style Fuller Paint Company warehouse into a modern office space. The team skillfully led the renovation to obtain both LEED certification from the US Green Building Council and admission to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
For Achievement in Not-For-Profit Organizations:
The team of RAND CORPORATION and D-M-J-M DESIGN
DMJM architects, Los Angeles, and the Rand Corporation, a non-profit policy research institute in San Monica, teamed up to create Rand's new corporate headquarters - the first since the original was built 50 years before. Housing nearly three-quarter's of RAND's entire workforce, the new 310,000-square-foot facility provides workspace for 1,100 employees. The building earned the coveted LEED Gold Rating from the US Green Building Council. Accepting the award were Kelly Olson and Ellyn Wulfe, both representing D-M-J-M Design.
For Achievement in the category of Large Corporations:
THE Hearst Corporation with Tishman Speyer Properties
for the new Hearst Tower in New York City
The Hearst Tower is a sustainability supply chain success story linking the corporate client to an effective collaboration with development, design, construction, workplace, brokerage, advisory and economic development partners. The 46-story high rise is benefiting the company, employees and New York, having been described as the city's first major new landmark of the 21st century by Time magazine. The tower was designed by Lord Norman Foster. Accepting the award were: Brian Schwagerl, Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, The Hearst Corporation, and Steve Grant, Managing Director for Tishman-Speyer.
For Achievement in the category of Public Sector and Government:
The U.S. General Services Administration for its new
San Francisco high rise office complex
The U.S. General Services Administration worked with the City of San Francisco to select a site for a new sustainable high rise federal office building at the fringe of a challenged urban neighborhood. The 18-story finished product "challenges ideas of what a government high-rise should look like - its humane design is green and dazzling," as described by the San Francisco Chronicle. At $144-million, it cost only $242 per square foot and was designed by architect Thom Mayne. Accepting the award for the GSA team were: Jeff Neely, Assistant Regional Administrator, Public Building Service Maria Ciprazo, and Senior Project Manager, Public Building Service David Winstead, Commissioner, Public Building Service.
For Achievement in the category of Small to Mid-Sized Enterprises:
Adobe Systems Inc. with Cushman & Wakefield for Adobe's Platinum LEEDTM Certification
Adobe Systems responded to the California Governor's plea to cut energy use by 10% several years ago during the state's utility crisis. It marked the beginning of a comprehensive retrofitting of Adobe's San Jose office center. To date, more than 60 upgrades have been completed at a cost of $1.3-million. The annual return on investment is an impressive $1.2-million. Adobe achieved a rare PLATINUM LEED EB rating for integrating a wide array of sustainable materials and practices into its existing facilities in Northern California. Accepting the award were Director of Real Estate for Adobe, Randy Knox, and George Denise, General Manager of Cushman & Wakefield.
• H-O-K - Helmuth OBATA AND KASSABAUM and the City of Clarita, California, for their high level commitment to sustainability and design collaboration. Charles Smith, Vice President and Senior Project Manager with HOK, accepted the award.
• ABN AMRO for its corporate-wide commitment to sustainability and successful reduction of energy and carbon emissions. Stephen C. Smith, Global Head of Facilities Management and Sustainability for ABN AMRO, accepted the award.