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Year: 2000
Award Type: Award of Honor
Territory: PG&E Territory
Location: San Francisco, CA
Owner: California College of Arts & Crafts
Developer: California College of Arts & Crafts
Architect: Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Market Segement:
School / University
Type of Building:
Award Credit:


Ove Arup and Partners

Lighting Consultant

Architectural Lighting Design


California College of Arts & Crafts — Montgomery Campus

California College of Arts & Crafts

An award went to the California College of Arts & Crafts — Montgomery Campus, located in San Francisco and designed by Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects of San Francisco. Ove Arup and Partners of San Francisco were the engineers of this project and the lighting consultant was Architectural Lighting Design of San Francisco. The jury was very impressed with this project, stating, "It's an eloquent testament to the importance of reusing materials. The architect and owner were able to recognize what’s special and good about this building and create a final result that is more wonderful than what they started with."

"The design team was faced with a tough problem," the jury continued. "To condition it using standard practice would have cost more than any school could afford. Its creative use of an energy efficient radiant heating system is an appropriate solution, and the building takes advantage of its environment through the use of natural ventilation. Enhancing natural light while installing baffles to improve the quality of light without destroying the old facade is a very noble effort."

"The project is simply captivating and demonstrates a lot of restraint," they concluded. "The design team created a building inside a building for the classrooms where there was need for them, isolating the spaces that needed finer conditioning. The first conceptual decisions are really what made this building."

This project also received an AIACC Award of Honor for outstanding design later the same evening.

    Notable Accomplishments

  • An eloquent testament to the importance of reusing materials.
  • The project is simply captivating and demonstrates a lot of restraint.


  • Charles Eley, FAIA, PE

    Title: Vice-President
    Company: Architectural Energy Corporation
    Location: Boulder, CO

    Charles Eley, FAIA, PE

    Mr. Eley is an architect and mechanical engineer with about 25 years experience in energy efficient and sustainable design. Mr. Eley has made significant contributions to the California energy standards, ASHRAE Standard 90.1, and energy codes in Hong Kong, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and Australia. Mr. Eley is now working with the California Energy Commission to update the state energy efficiency standards in response to the recent electricity crisis.

    In addition to his energy codes and policy work, Mr. Eley has also developed a number of important publications including the Advanced Lighting Guidelines, the Lighting Fundamentals Handbook, and numerous other technical manuals on energy efficient and code compliance. Mr. Eley is the primary author and technical editor of the ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999 User's Manual. He is also the executive director of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools and is the technical editor of the CHPS Best Practices Manual.

    Mr. Eley consults with other architects and engineers in the design of landmark energy efficient buildings. He also directs the software development team within Architectural Energy Corporation, which is responsible for VisualDOE, EnvStd, and a number of other computer programs for the energy efficient design of buildings.

  • Susan Ubbelohde

    Title: Principal
    Company: Loisos/Ubbelohde
    Location: Alameda, CA

    Susan Ubbelohde

    Educated in Urban Studies at Oberlin College, Ohio followed by a BS at the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Ubbelohde's work involves climates, landscapes, and lighting particular to place on which she has lectured and published widely. She has directed over $1M in research for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science foundation and served on AIA design juries and technical review committees for energy conferences, publications, and funding agencies. A tenured faculty member of the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Ubbelohde has also held positions as a founding faculty for the School of Architecture, UC San Diego, the University of Minnesota, Florida A&M University, and Tulane University. She is a Principal in Loisos/Ubbelohde, a consulting practice specializing in daylighting, climate response, solar access, and energy conservation issues for architects, city planning agencies, and developers. A continued interest in the pedagogical questions of technological areas has lead to the publication of two editions of InsideOut, co-authored with Brown and Reynolds, which received a Progressive Architecture Research Citation.

  • Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA

    Title: Principal FAIA
    Company: Rob Wellington Quigley
    Location: San Diego, CA

    Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA

    Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, is a full-service architecture and planning firm with offices in San Diego and Palo Alto. Founded in 1978, the firm has produced noteworthy projects throughout the western United States and Japan, having received 87 awards for design excellence. The firm's flexible organization has enabled Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, to successfully handle diverse project types and sizes, from civic and mixed-use projects to low-cost housing, custom residences, and multi-family housing as well as community planning and urban design. The firm is noted for both creative solutions within limited budgets and designs that are sensitive to individual sites and circumstances. Among honors and recognition received was the coveted 1995 Firm Award from The American Institute of Architects, California Council. Buildings designed by Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, are regularly featured in national and international publications, including extensive monographs published by Rizzoli International and Casas International. Time Magazine selected Island Inn as one of the "Ten Best Designs of 1992."

Award Credit


Ove Arup and Partners

Lighting Consultant

Architectural Lighting Design

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