Last week TLCD Architecture, together with consulting engineers Winzler & Kelly, was presented the award for 2011 Outstanding Architectural Project of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Upon receiving the Award, DanReiter of Winzler & Kelly credited the success of the project to the vision of the Owner, the City of Santa Rosa Utilities Department, and the collaborative commitment of the entire design/construction team to see that vision through to completion.
Sustainability goals were far exceeded in this 40,000 square-foot facility and its adjacent site. Functions of a training center, offices, and utilities shops are combined into an ultra-efficient building package. The campus incorporates a number of sustainable design elements including photovoltaic arrays, innovative daylighting, heating and cooling systems and low impact site design with bioswales and native landscaping.