University Facility Awards


Library South Wing Receives Construction and Architectural Design Awards

Library South WingIn April 2011, the new Library South wing of the Leo F. Cain University Library was honored with a 2011 Project Achievement Award by the Southern California chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The facility, which was recognized in the “$51-$100 Million Building/New Construction” category, was among 16 institutional and industry projects that were recognized. The library’s expansion has also been recognized by the journal California Construction with a Best of 2010 Award for Architectural Design. Complete story here.

Loker Student Union Receives 2011 ACUI Facility Design Award of Excellence

The renovated and expanded Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Student Union was among six recipients of the 2011 Facility Design Award of Excellence awarded at the Associated College Unions International (ACUI) annual conference, held recently in Chicago.

“The project doubled the original square footage and completely renovated the existing space in a unifying fashion,” said Kim Clark, executive director of the Loker Student Union. “The campus has reacted in a very positive, supportive, and appreciative way to the improvements and has once again reclaimed the center of campus as the heart of the campus.”Being recognized for the improved Loker Student Union, which reopened in 2007, holds special meaning for Craig A. Hamilton, principal at Cannon Design, the architectural design and engineering firm that worked with the university on the expansion of the student union.

“As designers, we knew the right architectural solution would significantly contribute to the campus’s transformation,” said Hamilton. “We believe we achieved this solution and are grateful for the recognition by ACUI.”The ACUI Facility Design Award of Excellence recognizes excellence in design of college unions as well as other student-centered campus buildings.