CUH2A received the Honor Award at the AIA Georgia Design and Honor Award Gala Celebration, during the Architecture 2007: Leap into Livability awards presentation on Saturday, Oct. 6th. The award recognizes exceptional skill and creativity in designing with brick. The awards, conducted and co-sponsored by Brick Southeast, were held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
CUH2A won the Honor Award for the design and construction of the Molecular Science and Engineering Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of the nation’s leading research universities. The new five-story 275,000 square foot multidisciplinary research facility is comprised of two rectilinear “piers,” containing the labs, appropriately clad in brick, the traditional material on campus. The simple form and solid material provide an interesting contrast to the transparent, curvilinear connecting “bridge” clad in glass, aluminum and stone. The selection of brick for significant areas of the building exterior also helped to keep the project within its modest construction budget. Judges said, “This project shows admirable respect for the University campus and landscape and the new building completes an academic quadrangle that creates a portal to the landscaped commons beyond.”
CUH2A architects, engineers and planners design the most advanced science and technology facilities in the world. Since its founding in 1962, CUH2A has designed over 60 million square feet of research and development space. The firm serves academic, corporate and government clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Dubai, London, New York, Princeton, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.