The County of San Diego North Coastal Live Well Health Center won the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) San Diego Chapter’s “Buildings New Construction Less than $25 Million” award. The annual Project Achievement Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievements in construction management and recognizes professionalism and excellence in the construction management process.

The center promotes wellness, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life for County of San Diego residents and houses the county’s Aging and Independence Services, a Military and Veterans Resource Center, Community Health Promotions, Regional Administration, Public Health Services, and Behavioral Health Services. The emphasis on wellness drove the design and construction process. In collaboration with Balfour Beatty, HMC Architects designed the three-story 36,000 square-foot facility that highlights surrounding natural resources with the ability to expand based on the needs of the community. The building features inviting sunlight, natural ventilation, and welcoming landscaping. Powered entirely by the sun and using no fossil fuels, the facility has achieved LEED Platinum Certification and is the only Zero Net Energy (ZNE) project listed in California that is a County-owned medical office.

The award was presented at CMAA’s Annual Awards Banquet on April 10 at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown San Diego. For more information, visit the CMAA-San Diego Chapter website.