MARBLE INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
Award of Merit: Commercial Exterior
Mitchell Park Library
Palo Alto, California
The Mitchell Park Library is 56,332 square feet of new construction on approximately 3.4 acres in a community park in Palo Alto, California. The approximately 40,000-square foot library is the newest and largest of six libraries in the Palo Alto City Library system. Recognizing the potential for a more sustainable service model, the city of Palo Alto’s Library and Community Services departments developed an innovative and robust “omni-channel” vision of enhanced service in a shared destination for civic, cultural, educational, social, and recreational experiences. To support this new vision, the city sought to replace its library and community center buildings with a new joint-use facility. Appropriateness, quality, and durability of materials were key. This project was designed to serve the community for generations.
MARBLE INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
Antero Resources Corporation; Denver, CO To highlight the focus of the company, McPherson Architecture was tasked with creating a geological theme that spoke to the Earth, its strata and the valuable resources within. The design team created an atrium with spiral stairs to connect four levels of office space and facilitate communication between departments.
MARBLE INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AWARD OF
EXCELLENCE: COMMERCIAL EXTERIOR
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Headquarters; Agoura Hills, CA The split-face stone cladding manufactured by Las Vegas Rock enhances the synergy between nature and technology by echoing the texture and color of the surrounding local stone. The rectangular building clad in strips of auburn, burnt orange and deep-yellow metaquartzite, pay homage to the area’s vivid landscapes and tile roofs.
MARBLE INSTITUTE OF AMERICA SPECIAL AWARD OF MERIT FOR SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE MDA EXPANSION PROJECT
The Rachel Ann Perkinson Center is a two story, 15,000 square foot expansion of MDA’s national headquarters building and was built to the highest standards of “green” design and energy efficiency.
MARBLE INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AWARD OF MERIT FOR THE SAHRA SPA AT THE COSMOPOLITAN LVR
produced a “Windswept” material that was unifying and could accurately depict nature’s sculptural motion throughout the space. From the conceptual renderings of the designer, to the final installation, the overall feeling is one of a unique stone experience.
MARBLE INSTITUTE OF AMERICA – PINNACLE AWARD OF MERIT AWARD FOR MGM CITY CENTER ARIA PROJECT
The City Center project was awarded the LEED Gold Certification. Las Vegas Rock and their Silver Cradle to Cradle Certification helped facilitate some of the points to achieve the Gold recognition.