The Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) Gold Nugget Awards were presented on June 22 to top innovators in design, planning, and development. Malibu High School’s Administration, Library, and Classroom Addition project was named a Grand Award winner in the Best Educational Project category.

Located in a city famous for its coastline, canyons, surf, and sun, Malibu High School’s new Classroom, Library, and Administration building celebrate the local landscape to create a harmony of environment and education and transform the campus. The modern facility’s flexible spaces, with sea breezes and views of the surrounding mountains, aim to improve the student experience and support them in reaching their fullest potential. The stepping two-story building spans the entire street front and flows with the natural topography of the school’s hillside location to create a much-needed new face of campus. A two-level administration wing anchors the new main entry, serving the incoming public and students at the primary level at its lower entrance. The library’s placement at the northwest corner frames a secondary campus entry with the existing theater building, reinforcing the shared public use of these two programs. New classrooms and labs are located on the courtyard and upper level, along with a demonstration roof garden that functions as an educational space for student and community use. The design integrates sustainable strategies that optimize learning environments while reducing reliance on mechanical and electrical systems.

GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development, and specialty housing categories. To learn more or to see a complete list of award winners, visit  PCBC’s website