2014 Gold Nugget Winners Book - page 8

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Best Commercial Project
Judges Statement:
The new home of a cutting-edge leader in the design, engineering and production of carbon fiber products and components, this space demanded
an equally innovative design.
The space is visually anchored to the project site by an airy two-story office and engineering component, with workspaces designed to promote collaboration and
innovation. Natural daylight floods the office interior as full-height windows provide panoramic views of adjacent forests and the Columbia River basin. A monumental stair
forms the circulation core of the space, while also illustrating the strength and durability of carbon fiber through the cantilevered carbon fiber stair treads, manufactured
on-site at the facility. This is the first use of carbon fiber for this application that we are aware of.
Due to the unique conditions required to manufacture custom high-quality carbon fiber, the manufacturing area needed to maintain a temperature difference of
ten degrees from one end to the other, with a constant and even gradation between the two extremes, all without any major divisions of the space. This needed to
be accomplished while still creating a manufacturing floor that received natural daylight and ventilation. The resulting space is a more comfortable and enjoyable
environment for visitors and employees.
Grand Award
Innovative Composite Engineering
White Salmon, WA
Builder: Design Structures
Innovative Composite Engineering
Scott Edwards Architecture
Photographer: Eckert and Eckert Photography
Award of Merit
Ivanhoe Office
La Jolla, CA
Dempsey-Legacy Construction
HAV Capital
LPA, Inc.
MAK Design, Landscape Architecture
Whole Foods Plaza
Fremont, CA
Robson Homes
Field Paoli Architects and Studio Gee Architects
Interior Design:
Blend/Whole Foods Market
Men’s Wearhouse New York Flagship
New York, NY
TriStar Construction Corp.
Men’s Wearhouse
MBH Architects