The Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University Awarded 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture
The American Institute of Architects announced that The Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded an AIA Honor Award for Architecture for 2012. This is the eighth National AIA Honor Award the firm has received.
Comments from the jury:
This project is scaled perfectly within an urban campus and within a uniquely difficult site. The building not only matches the culture and aspirations of the school but also provides campus connections that had been clearly missing before. The fenestration and zinc exterior skin surprisingly relate beautifully to the campus fabric without being literal.
Perhaps the most wonderful aspect of the project is a set of views and visual connections created by transparent interior glazing, non-reflective exterior glazing as well as carefully placed and angled floor plates.