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Roberts Pavilion Recognized at ENR Regional Best Project Awards

Roberts Pavilion Recognized at ENR Regional Best Project Awards

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Roberts Pavilion at Claremont McKenna College earned an Award of Merit at Engineering News-Record's Regional Awards Ceremony.

Three panels of judges have completed weeks of scoring and discussion to determine the list of winners for ENR California’s Best Projects 2017 competition. This year our panel of industry judges reviewed and discussed nearly 100 projects located throughout California and Hawaii. Nine judges from throughout the industry—including architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors—were divided into three groups and assigned a group of categories. Projects were evaluated on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety and construction and design quality.

Click here for the official announcement

 

Roberts Pavilion honored at 47th Annual LABC Architectural Awards

Roberts Pavilion honored at 47th Annual LABC Architectural Awards

LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2017) – John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) was honored at the 47th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) on June 22 at the Beverly Hilton. JFAK's award which recognized Roberts Pavilion for its design excellence and innovation in the Education Category.

“The winners of this year’s Architectural Awards demonstrate how architects both locally and globally are embracing creative design standards to create livable, sustainable cites that improve quality of life for us all,” said Mary Leslie, President of the Los Angeles Business Council.

JFAK was recognized for Claremont McKenna College’s new 144,000 square-foot Roberts Pavilion, which dramatically redefines what a college athletic venue can be. An iconic social hub that brings students and faculty together, it demarks a new gateway for the campus while reacting to the push and pull of surrounding buildings, playing fields, and aquatic center. A sensuous, sculptural, even athletic form was used to suggest the College’s ambitious forward-looking outlook, as well as its function as a center of recreation and wellness.

Roberts Pavilion is in elite company – the 45 winning projects were selected from a competitive pool of more than 200 projects, ranging from civic buildings and transportiation hubs to commercial office and creative retail. Winners were selected by a jury panel representing a cross-section of industry experts, including representatives from top architectural firms, the City of Los Angeles, developers and engineers including Jury Co-Chairs from DeTuno Consulting, Morley Builders, Marmol Radziner and Lauter + Gallagher.

Representatives from JFAK, along with leading architects, city officials, and business leaders, attended the awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. 

“Award programs such as the LABC's Los Angeles Architectural Awards are important as they celebrate the diversity of scale, ambition and the communities they serve," Bergmann said. "The honored projects tonight provide a window into the values we hold dear and provide a path forward in how we all can improve our quality of life through  beauty, function, and public benefit in one of America's most dynamic cities.”

A full list of honorees as well as pictures of the winning projects is available at www.labusinesscouncil.org. See the official press release here

About the Los Angeles Business Council

The Los Angeles Business Council is one of the most effective and influential advocacy and educational organizations in California. For over 70 years, the LABC has had a major impact on public policy by harnessing the power of business and government to promote environmental and economic sustainability in the Los Angeles region. To learn more, please visit www.labusinesscouncil.org.

 

Roberts Pavilion Honored at the SoCal IIDA Calibre Design Awards

Roberts Pavilion Honored at the SoCal IIDA Calibre Design Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 24th, 2017) - The 29th Southern California Calibre Design Awards Winners were announced at the Gala Event on Friday, May 19th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Calibre Design Awards celebrate design and recognize the excellent work of project teams that have exceeded the expectations of the profession, bringing design to life.

Roberts Pavilion, Claremont McKenna College’s new 144,000 square-foot athletics, recreation and events center. was honored in the Health and Wellness Category, and the award was accepted onstage by JFAK Architects Principal John Friedman and team member David Herd, Buro Happold Engineering's North America Managing Director.

IIDA is an association for the Commercial Interior Design profession with 13,000 Members in 33 Chapters around the world. Founded in 1995, the Southern California Chapter is one of the largest Chapters with over 800 members in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and the Inland Empire. The first SoCal Calibre Design Awards took place in 1988.

 

Roberts Pavilion Wins AIA|Pasadena Foothill Design Award and People's Choice Award

Roberts Pavilion Wins AIA|Pasadena Foothill Design Award and People's Choice Award

Los Angeles, CA – January 19, 2017 – At the 2017 AIA Pasadena Foothill's Design Awards, JFAK's Roberts Pavilion,  a state-of-the art athletics, fitness and events center at Claremont McKenna College, earned an Honor Award in the Institutional category. This means that it was ranked in the top 10% of the merit qualified projects, and that it demonstrates a "complete Design Effort", where the architect was involved in all aspects of Design. Site planning, space planning, interior and exterior architecture and landscape were evaluated by the Design Awards Committee. 

Roberts Pavilion also garnered the evening's People's Choice Award, selected by attendees at the Design Awards Gala. 

Click here to see the full list of winners.

More about AIA Pasadena & Foothill Design Awards: The Pasadena & Foothill AIA Design Awards program provides a forum to celebrate design excellence and innovation as well as providing an arena where architects are recognized by their peers for their effort and dedication to the profession. Through publication of this recognition, the Chapter aims to raise public consciousness and foster a wider appreciation for excellence in design by highlighting the significant role of the architect in the community

 
 
 

FRAME: JFAK Sheds Light on the Importance of Transparency

"The Roberts Pavilion appears to hover weightlessly above the ground on a ‘ring of light’, produced by 3.65-m-high sheets of glass on all sides. The architecture allows natural light to penetrate the building’s interior, creating a set of spaces where both the mind and the body are rejuvenated. JFAK partner John Friedman explains how the new sports centre at Claremont McKenna College, 50 km east of the centre of Los Angeles, introduces light without compromising the building’s function."

Check out the indepth Q&A with JFAK Principal John Friedman in Frame

 
 
 

Announcing the Interior Design Best of Year Award Winners: JFAK's Roberts Pavilion Wins, La Kretz Innovation Campus an Honoree

Announcing the Interior Design Best of Year Award Winners: JFAK's Roberts Pavilion Wins, La Kretz Innovation Campus an Honoree

John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects(JFAK) was honored to be recognized at the 11th Annual Interior Design Best of Year Awards. JFAK's Roberts Pavilion, at Claremont McKenna College, won in the Fitness Category, and the La Kretz Innovation Campus was an honoree in the Office: Large Creative/Tech Category. This year, the Best of Year Awards had 2,016 entries, from 38 different countries, in 130 product and project categories! 

On December 1, 2016 over 900 people from the design community (designers, architects, manufacturers and friends) gathered at the state-of-the-art Frank Gehry design, IAC Building at 555 West 18th Street in NYC. The auditorium was standing room only, as the winners were announced live by hosts Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, and Carol Cisco, Publisher of Interior Design.

Completed in September 2016, Roberts Pavilion is a state-of-the art athletics, fitness and events center for Claremont McKenna College and the athletic center for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps intercollegiate, intramural, and physical education programs. Anticipated to be LEED Gold-certified, the Pavilion features a state-of-the-art fitness center and a generous venue area with a seating capacity of approximately 2,200, which provides hosting opportunities for important college and community events. It recently earned an AIA|LA Design Award.

La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC), Los Angeles’ new cleantech innovation hub, is a place where entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, and policymakers can collaborate, promote and support the development of clean technologies and LA’s green economy. The fully renovated 60,000 square foot facility is located in the dynamic Arts & Innovation District of Downtown Los Angeles. Anticipated to be LEED Platinum-certified, the Campus utilizes state-of-the-art green technology including a 175 kilowatt photovoltaic solar canopy, fast charger EV stations, bioswales, and LA’s first public greywater filtration and microgrid systems. It was recently honored as part of AIA|LA's first ever COTE LA awards. 

To see the full list of winners and finalists, click here. 

Claremont McKenna College dedicates Roberts Pavilion

Claremont McKenna College dedicates Roberts Pavilion

Today, Claremont McKenna College (CMC) dedicated Roberts Pavilion, the brand new 144,000 SF fitness, athletics, and events center designed by JFAK, in the presence of CMC faculty, trustees, and students.

"Our hope is that Roberts Pavilion will take its place as one of the most memorable places on campus, a place where lifetime friendships will be crated, where the body and mind will be simultaneously refreshed, tested, and fused; and where social interactions of all kinds will flourish - in sum, a place where the whole person will be created and nurtured," shared JFAK Principal John Friedman during his dedication speech.

Roberts Pavilion dramatically redefines the college athletic venue. An iconic social hub that brings students and faculty together, it demarks a new gateway for the campus while reacting to the push and pull of surrounding buildings, playing fields, and aquatic center. A sensuous, sculptural, even athletic form was used to suggest the College’s ambitious forward-looking outlook, as well as its function as a center of recreation and wellness. A sculpture by artist Chris Burden, installed after his death, sits just outside on the building’s plaza.  

The lobby's “Character Wall” incorporates important character-building terms in the ten most commonly-used languages on campus, thereby reflecting the global outlook of the College and the creative search common to all academic ventures. 

The dedication began with events for the CMC community, and was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, reception, and dinner. 

Click here to see CMC's press release.

 
 
 

Massive character wall puts signature stamp on Roberts Pavilion

Massive character wall puts signature stamp on Roberts Pavilion

The two-story character wall at the Claremont McKenna College (CMC) Roberts Pavilion is the first thing visitors notice upon entering Roberts Pavilion, and what immediately jumps out is a quote emblazoned on it from Roberts Pavilion benefactor, CMC trustee and alumnus George R. Roberts '66 P'93: “Whatever you do, go all in.” That sentiment certainly encapsulates the depth and variety of what the facility has to offer CMCers.

Read more about the origins, stats and reasoning behind the character wall here.

Roberts Pavilion opens for recreational use

Roberts Pavilion opens for recreational use

Good things come to those who wait. Now the wait is over for the CMC and CMS communities; Roberts Pavilion has opened for recreational use.

And it's only the beginning. As CMC President Hiram Chodosh said a few months ago during a "Senior Preview Day" at the Pavilion, "to be sure, the Pavilion is the home of CMS Athletics, but it's a facility intended for use by all students. It's an events center not just for athletics. The whole campus will be utilizing it."

Chris Spells, Director of Recreation & Manager of Roberts Pavilion: "When discussing the facility, and walking through with the architects, they were pleasantly surprised at the ability to see through the facility with ease. The glass throughout Roberts Pavilion allows for one to walk in the main entrance, and instantly be able to see the track and Zinda Field on the backside. When working out in the fitness center, one can clearly see through the arena, and into the Athletics offices. This transparency really brings our goal of the building to life which is to be an inclusive, welcoming space for our community."

Read the full CMC Press Release here.