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2017 Best of Design Awards for Building of the Year – West

2017 Best of Design Awards for Building of the Year – West: Point Loma Nazarene University Science Complex

ArchitectCarrier Johnson + CULTURE LocationSan Diego, California

This 3,500-student university in California—a coastal campus with 1800s landmarks in the theosophist vernacular—is known for rigorous science programs and successful medical school placements. Recently, this evangelical Christian institution dedicated a large science and academic center almost twenty years in the making. The work makes the school’s vibrant dialogue between scientific progress and biblical teachings physical. The 13 new labs and classrooms are wrapped in insulating glass and smooth concrete, equipped inside for biology and chemistry classes. A feathered curve of perforated-metal panels extends on its south exposure, embracing a grassy slope where students gather. Conceived for shade, the environmental-screen is laser-cut with Greek letters, alpha and omega, symbols with religious and scientific allusion, while filtered light streams through to suggest a cathedral wall.

"The campus building embraces the slope while maintaining a sense of levity. The perforated aluminum louvers play with light and juxtapose the floating geometric roof slab. It is interesting how the walls weave around the roof column."Emily Bauer, landscape architect, Bjarke Ingels Group (juror) General Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten Landscape Architect: Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects Structural Engineer: Hope Amundson Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: MA Engineers Electrical Engineer: Michael Wall Engineering
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Exclusive: Open House San Diego reveals 2017 open house sites

Open House San Diego (OSD), an organization that aims to make San Diego's architectural heritage free and accessible to the public, has announced its full line-up of open house sites for this year’s festivities. San Diego is one of three American cities—including New York City and Chicago—to be designated as a Open House Worldwide City, a program started in London in 1992. The festivities, headed this year by chair Maxine Ward, director of the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF), and honorary co-chairs Gordon Carrier of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and Mary Lydon of Lydon and Associates, will hold open house events across several of the city’s neighborhoods this year, including Bankers Hill, Barrio Logan, Downtown San Diego, and Balboa Park the weekend of March 25 to 26. Ward, in a press release announcing OSD’s program for the year, said, "This is an exceptional lineup of new sites and outstanding architecture that will attract record participation, including attendees and volunteers." Carrier, in the same press release, added, "Each of the Open House locations contributes in a unique way to the fabric of our city, with special significance in architectural, historic and cultural value. The innovation behind our city is truly showcased in this big spring weekend." OSD has shared a list of this year’s open house sites with The Architect’s Newspaper exclusively: Bankers Hill: 1 First Presbyterian Church of San Diego 2 Hollander Design Group @ The Design Center 3 St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral 4 First Church of Christ, Scientist 5 Marston House Museum & Gardens 6 The Barcelona 7 House of Hospitality 8 Botanical Building 9 Hubbell & Hubbell ArchitectsDsign Group 10 The Abbey on Fifth Avenue Downtown San Diego: 11 Copley Symphony Hall 12 Santa Fe Train Depot 13 Hotel Churchill 14 SDSU Downtown Gallery @ Electra 15 Fire Station No. 2 Bayside 16 Carrier Johnson + Culture 17 American Institute of Architects San Diego 18 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Gaslamp Quarter: 19 The US Grant Hotel 20 Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown 21 The Keating Hotel 22 The New Children’s Museum 23 San Diego Chinese Historical Museum 24 Gaslamp Museum @ the Davis–Horton House 25 Sparks Gallery 26 Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects East Village: 27 Mitra 28 Basile Studio 29 BNIM 30 IDEA1group 31 e3 Civic High 32 SMARTS Farm 33 Mission Brewery 34 Makers Quarter 35 Baker Nowicki Design Studio 36 San Diego Central Library 37 Urban Discovery Academy Barrio Logan: 38 La Esquina 39 Chicano Park 40 San Diego Opera Scenic Studio 41 Tecture 42 Ergo Architecture 43 Woodbury University School of Architecture 44 The National 45 LPA Inc. 46 Public Architecture @ Bread & Salt 47 Villa Montezuma Museum For more information, see the SDAF website.