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2017 Best of Design Awards for Building of the Year - West: Point Loma Nazarene University Science Complex

December 7, 2017

Hope-Amundson (now part of Coffman Engineers) was awarded the Building of the Year - West for Point Loma Nazarene University Science Complex in the 2017 AN Best of Design Awards.

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Hope-Amundson provided structural engineering services for a 36,000-square-foot, two-story, concrete framed, state-of-the-art science building. Sator and Latter Hall feature 13 flexible research laboratories and support space, offices, four classrooms, an astronomy telescope deck and conference rooms with new media and distance learning capabilities to meet the modern needs of the Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math and Computer Science Departments.

Framed in cast-in-place concrete, the project includes an elevated walkway leading to a patio with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. A curved stainless-steel environmental screen on the exterior of the building is angled away to reflect heat away from the building and reflect light back onto the patio. The screen is laser-cut with Greek letters, symbols, and religious and scientific allusion allowing light to filter through.

A pedestrian bridge connects the new science building to Rohr Hall, the University’s existing sciences curriculum facility.

Sator and Latter Hall was also awarded the 2016 Gold Nugget Grand Award at PCBC for best Educational Project. This award recognizes projects that improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development.

Congratulations to the project team! View all the awardees online.


Architect: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

LocationSan Diego, California

General Contractor:
Rudolph and Sletten

Landscape Architect:
Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects

Structural Engineer:
Hope Amundson

Mechanical Plumbing Engineer:
MA Engineers

Electrical Engineer:
Michael Wall Engineering

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