Our High Tech High projects have continued to garner attention as of late, as High Tech High K-8 in Chula Vista was announced as a winner of a major award, and both High Tech High North County and High Tech High Chula Vista were the subject of features in print and online…
On Tuesday, High Tech High K-8 was announced as the winner of the 2012 EDC Excellence in Design Award winner for Education, an award granted to green buildings in six categories for projects that demonstrate outstanding sustainable design techniques. In addition to the announcement in the upcoming May issue of EDC, the 60,974 square foot charter school – completed in August of 2011 – will be the subject of a more in-depth feature in August.
Hot on the heels of this announcement, we were pleased to be informed that High Tech High North County was to be showcased on the cover of the April, 2012 edition of CMU Profiles in Architecture. In addition to the cover spot, the school is also the subject of a feature within the issue that highlight the project’s extensive use of masonry as a durable, low-maintenance component of the school’s sustainability strategy.
Earlier this month, High Tech High Chula Vista was featured by Inhabitots – a green design blog targeted toward the parents with young children. The school was highlighted for its recognition as one of the top ten green projects of last year, with specific emphasis given to the fact that “the charter is housed in a healthy and sustainable building with a focus on excellent indoor air quality, room acoustics, and daylighting.” The project’s energy efficiency, thanks in part to roof-mounted solar panels, also scored points amongst the environmentally-conscious parents.
Stay tuned for more updates on these and other great projects.