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Congrats to LAVC's Student Union for Receiving Two More Awards!

LAVC Student Union (a.k.a. the Monarch Center construction project) has recently received its second and third project design award! It received an "Award of Merit" from the Design-Build Institute of America, and an "Award of Excellence" from the Community College Facility Coalition.

Congrats to LAVC's Student Union for Receiving Two More Awards!

The Student Union at Los Angeles Valley College (known by its construction project name of "Monarch Center") has been awarded with a "2016 Award of Merit" in the Educational Facilities category from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). In addition, the Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC) awarded the building with an "2016 Award of Excellence" in the Growth category at the 2016 CCFC Professional Design Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.

DBIA recognized the "Monarch Center" as part of its 21st annual Design-Build Project/Team Awards program based on how the design-builder (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.) addressed design-build delivery challenges. This included providing Valley College with the best design at the best value possible based on the design criteria, and to help minimize the college's risk and allow for expedited solutions when issues arose in the field. 

The DBIA annually recognizes the best design-build projects nationwide for their exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery. All the award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in design-build project delivery. Read the complete list of the 2016 Design-Build Project/Team Awards winners.

As a new construction project, the CCFC, in partnership with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, honored the "Monarch Center" project's architectural firm (LPA, Inc.) and owner (Los Angeles Valley College) with its highest honor of an "Award of Excellence" in the "Growth" category at its 23rd annual conference in Sacramento on November 15. LAVC President Dr. Erika Endrijonas and LAVC's Build-LACCD Construction Project Director Mark Strauss accepted the award on behalf of the college. 

The CCFC honors construction projects at a California community college campuses every year. Projects are awarded based on the merits of its planning process, impact to the learning environment, project design, impact to the community environment, and the role of the its physical environment on the campus by a jury of architects, other industry professionals, community college staff, and/or Chancellor’s office staff. View the complete list of 2016 CCFC Professional Design Awards winners (on page 5 of the PDF).

The LAVC Student Union, which was designed by LPA, Inc. and built by McCarthy Building Construction, features a multi-level design that incorporates a skybox and high canopy architectural elements. The student-center building is home to the college's bookstore, business office, cafeteria, a coffee bar, student health center, and student life office.  For more information on the Student Union, visit the reVitalizing Valley College Web page.


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 11/16/2016 5:00:05 PM