The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) will be recognizing two of HMC Architects’ projects at the C.A.S.H. 39th Annual Conference in Sacramento, Calif. The Leroy F. Greene Academy Modernization (Center for Innovation/Science Labs) received an Award of Merit in the Small Budget category and Portola High School received an Award of Honor in the New Built category.

Leroy F. Greene Academy, Award of Merit, Small Budget category
Creating something from nothing. Building and developing business ideas. Working together. These are the actions that define entrepreneurs. And at Leroy Greene Academy, middle and high school students can develop these skills in the center for innovation and super lab, part of a newly modernized wing on campus that smartly merges today’s start-up company vibe with project-based learning.

Portola High School, Award of Honor, New Built category
With adaptive open spaces, collaboration zones, and science and innovation labs, Portola High School in Irvine, Calif. looks and feels more like a college campus or Silicon Valley office than a high school. Once the site of the Irvine Ranch and former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, the base closed in 1999 and is now home to a 21st century school with learning at every turn.