Last night, the American Institute of Architects Inland California (AIAIC) presented HMC Architects with three Honor Awards and a Jury Special Commendation Award at the 2022 AIAIC Design Awards Celebration at Riverside City Hall’s Grier Pavilion in Riverside, California.

HMC received Honor Awards for Antelope Valley College Sage Hall, Malibu High School, and San Clemente Marine Safety Headquarters. The AIAIC also acknowledged Antelope Valley College Sage Hall as an outstanding project with the coveted annual Jury Special Commendation Award.

Antelope Valley College is a critical educational resource in a region with higher-than-average poverty and unemployment rates. The new Sage Hall plays an integral part in the college’s mission, providing a friendly, helpful environment for learning with the task of removing obstacles to success and giving students the tools they need to thrive.

With a focus on a sustainable and healthy learning environment, Malibu High School’s new Classroom, Library, and Administration Building emphasize energy efficiency and optimal learning environments. At almost 46,000 SF, the building includes various features intended to foster the connection of students and staff with their surroundings.

The new San Clemente Marine Safety Headquarters makes creative use of the coastal topography of the Pacific Coast, placing the structure within a bluff, cradled in the earth’s thermal mass. The underground space would enjoy plentiful natural light, passive ventilation, and extreme energy efficiency, with the building anticipated to use 87 percent less energy than average. Removing the old building would give the beach back to the public, providing 20,000 SF of new public space along the shore.

The AIA is the most prominent membership organization for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners. The AIAIC serves the public, the profession, and its members in San Bernardino County and western Riverside County with programs and services to advance the art of architecture and enhance the quality of our environment. The annual design awards program celebrates the architectural design conducted in the region.

(L to R) HMC Architects’ Higher Education Practice Leader Ken Salyer, Director of Design James Krueger, and Senior Project Designer Simon Solis