The Joel and Dena Gambord Business and Information Technology Building at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) received an Honorable Mention for Overall Sustainable Design – New Construction and Major Renovation at the fourteenth annual Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards competition. The competition, which took place at the 2018 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), is meant to:
– Highlight the achievements that California campuses have made through innovative and effective energy efficiency projects and sustainable operations.
– Showcase specific projects as models to be used by other campuses to achieve energy efficiency and sustainability goals.
– Provide campus staff with a compendium of Best Practice projects that could be transferable to their campus.
The Joel and Dena Gambord Business and Information Technology Building was designed by HMC Architects and constructed by Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. The 58,000-SF facility blends two CSUMB programs – the College of Business and the School of Computing and Design – into one building to mimic the real business world and show that learning happens everywhere. The building includes 13 laboratories, nine classrooms/lecture spaces, and 61 offices. The project design team exceeded expectations to achieve LEED Gold certification and received Platinum.