The Joel and Dena Gambord Business and Information Technology Building at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) won a Citation Award in the architecture category at the AIA Silicon Valley Design Awards October 17 at Stanford University.

The AIA Silicon Valley Design Awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Silicon Valley individuals and organizations as well as celebrates the distinguished work of architects and related professionals from afar who contribute to the framework of our local built environment. The program serves to inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.

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.