Company:
LPA, Inc.
Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Sustainable Project of the Year
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Newport Beach Learning Center

Project Location:

1533 Monrovia Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Project Description:

The new interdisciplinary Newport Beach Learning Center, located on Monrovia Avenue in the City of Newport Beach, California, provides a total of approximately 66,800 gross -sq.-ft., as well as hardscape and landscape. The project includes construction of a 260 spaces of on-site parking lot directly adjacent to the structure.  Key sustainable features, such as storm water management, natural ventilation, green roofs, photovoltaic roofs, living walls, maximized daylight and views of the ocean, are highlighted to for LEED Platinum rating.

Project Justification:

The challenge for the Learning Center was to figure out how to take the existing educational space previously spread over 10.5 acres and fit the program onto the new 3.9 acres site.  The solution was to go vertical.  The final design offsets the classroom blocks, creating a landscaped roof which functions as the campus quad.  The center supports a very diverse set of programs ranging from adult education to science labs and a community art gallery.  The naturally ventilated central atrium provides the main social space which compliments the more structured interior classroom spaces.  Built by the coast, the roof garden quad affords magnificent views while integrating the site and building together with the local climate.  The learning center maximizes natural daylight, solar energy and natural ventilation.  In fact, the building is unique in that the cooling and ventilation systems only use outdoor air for cooling, utilizing the conditions of the coastal climate.  The center is on track to receive LEED Platinum Certification from USGBC.

Special Circumstances:

This is the first fully integrated LPA project that incorporates Architectural and Engineering all in-house. The process of using BIM consisted of both design and coordination for architects and engineers. The BIM process started early on in the schematic design phase. The software used was Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP. Due to the nature of the exposed cast in place building structure, an integrated design approach was needed for this project. The designers worked in both Revit Architecture and Revit Structure to make sure the design intent was seen throughout the project. The building utilities were all placed and coordinated in tight concealed areas. BIM helped coordinate this effort by utilizing Navisworks for clash detection. A big advantage to utilizing BIM on this project was a way to communicate to both the users and contractors where all the utilities were located.

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Sustainable Features for this Project
The Learning Center incorporates many sustainable design features that enhance the experience of learning. 

Transportation
• Close proximity to public transportation provides students, faculty, staff and visitors access to alternative transportation.
• 5 % of parking spaces are designated for low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles.
• 5% of total parking spaces are designated for carpools and van pools and located in preferred areas.

Stormwater
• Storm water management plan promotes capture, infiltration and treatment of storm water runoff. 
• 100% of the storm water will be captured by the roof and vegetated roof, directed to bioswales and stored in CudoCube underground systems until it percolates into the native soils beneath the parking area.
• There are 2 reservoirs that have 1650 CudoCubes each.

Water Efficiency
• Native and adaptive plants reduce irrigation needs by 50% and create self-sustaining landscape.  Required irrigation zones use high-efficiency equipment and climate based controllers to minimize water usage.
• Low-flow plumbing fixtures and automated controls reduce the water usage by 30% in the building.

Energy and Atmosphere
• Energy efficiency is optimized by the building mass and orientation, materials, construction methods and building envelope.
• The building will perform with 33% less energy than required by the state.
• Lighting and HVAC systems are designed to provide occupants control of their individual space reducing waste of lighting and HVAC energy.

Materials and Resources

• 75% of the construction materials used for the project were recycled and diverted away from landfills.
• 20% of construction materials have high recycled content, reducing the impact on extraction and processing of virgin materials.
• 20% of construction materials were extracted, harvested and manufactured locally, within 500 miles from the project site.
• 50% of the new wood materials used in the project are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Indoor Environmental Quality
   
• Facility meets ASHRAE Standard 62.1 requirements and is a non-smoking building.
• Naturally ventilated atrium saves energy and allows cool ocean breezes to flow through the space and exceed state ventilation requirements.

Award Citation::

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Suggested Award Summary:

The new interdisciplinary Newport Beach Center is located on Monrovia Avenue in the City of Newport Beach, California. It provides a total of approximately 66,800 gross -sq.-ft., as well as hardscape and landscape. The project includes construction of 260 spaces of on-site parking lot directly adjacent to the structure. 

The challenge for the Newport Beach Center was to figure out how to take the existing educational space previously spread over 10.5 acres and fit the program onto the new 3.9 acres site.  The solution was to go vertical.  The final design offsets the classroom blocks, creating a landscaped roof which functions as the campus quad.  The center supports a very diverse set of programs ranging from adult education to science labs and a community art gallery.  The naturally ventilated central atrium provides the main social space which compliments the more structured interior classroom spaces.  Built by the coast, the roof garden quad affords magnificent views while integrating the site and building together with the local climate.  The learning center maximizes natural daylight, solar energy and natural ventilation.  In fact, the building is unique in that the cooling and ventilation systems only use outdoor air for cooling, utilizing the conditions of the coastal climate. The center is on track to receive LEED Platinum Certification from USGBC.

Project Awards

Burris Pump Station Project, Phase 1 Skimming the Waters of Newport Habor Sunset Ridge Park Lake Forest Sports Park Coyote Creek Class I Bikeway The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Corona del Mar Water Transmission Main Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI Line) Relocation Project State Route 57 Northbound Widening (Central Phase) 20 Story Office Tower and 8 Story parking Structure @ 650/670 Newport Center Drive Tustin Ranch Road Extension Balboa Boulevard Beautification Park Place SR 57 Widening North Segment Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Building Replacement Project Sand Canyon Avenue Grade Separation SR-57 Improvements Newport Forcemain Project Emergency Roof Stabilization, Tustin Hangar 1 Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B Project Newport Beach Civic Center & Park City of San Clemente Recycled Water Expansion Project Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion Cerritos Avenue Reconstruction and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project Bristol Street Improvements Phase II New Ocelot Exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo Newport Beach's Harbor Litter Removal Project Brookhurst Street Widening Project I-5/SR-74 Interchange Improvement Project Oso Creek Multi-Use Trail PCH/Del Prado Street Improvements Marina Park Newland, Edinger, and East Garden Grove Wintersburg Storm Channel Confluence System Gobernadora Multipurpose Basin Lincoln Avenue Widening over the Santa Ana River Gilbert Street Improvements LAGUNA BEACH FESTIVAL OF ARTS FAÇADE/ENTRANCE PROJECT ALEGRE AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS Cow Camp Road Design – Phases 1A & 1B West County Connectors Project Waste to Energy - Bowerman Power Project Glassell Yard Campus Stormwater Low-Impact Development Retrofit Project Esencia, Rancho Mission Viejo Irvine Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge Orange County Water District La Palma Groundwater Recharge Basin Stanton Central Park Jeffrey Open Space Trail Emerald Bay Entrance Widening Peters Canyon (Wash) Channel Water Capture and Reuse Pipeline Project 91 Express Lanes Pavement Rehabilitation and CMS Replacement Memory Lane Park, Santa Ana La Pata Extension Project SR-91 Westbound Widening Newport Beach Country Club Clubhouse 400 Spectrum Center Drive Soil Nail Wall Myra 3 Stormwater Pump Station Sunset/Huntington harbour Dredging and Waterline Project Huntington Beach Senior Center In Central Park Newport Boulevard Widening Crown Valley Park Channel Entry Improvements Anaheim Convention Center Betterment VII Mackay Park Tesoro Zone II and Zone B Water Facilities Park Avenue Bridge over Grand Canal I-5/La Novia Roundabout Dairy Fork Wetland and Habitat Restoration Jeffrey Road Park n' Ride Lot Expansion Project Tustin-Rose Grade Separation Project, Part of the OCTA OC Bridges Grade Separations Program Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration and Stormwater Management OCTA OC Bridges Program ABC Green Home 3.0 Project Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Grounds Renovation Ortega Highway Emergency Repair Project The Tracks at Brea Baker Ranch City of Buena Park Fire Station No. 61 Arlington Drive Bioswale & Dry Weather Diversion Project Altair Irvine Village Pond Park/Veterans Park Renovation Mid-Basin Injection: Centennial Park Agua Chinon Corridor Tarbut V’ Torah Phase III & Phase IV Rancho Mission Viejo Joint-Use Pavilion I-5 HOV Improvement Project between Avenida Pico and Avenida Vista Hermosa Orange County Great Park Sports Complex Crawford Canyon Road Drainage Improvements & Reconstruction South Cove Development Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena Lido House Hotel Broadcom Corporate Campus (now FivePoint Gateway West Orange County Water Board Feeder No. 2 Relocation Newhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project State College Boulevard Grade Separation Los Patrones Parkway Rancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path Urth Caffe - Orange Environmental Nature Center Preschool Building 16

Candidate Awards

Natalie A. Meeks, P.E. Tasha M. Kamegai-Karadi Yazdan (Yaz) T. Emrani, P.E., Byron Tobey, PE, QSD, LEEP AP Eric Walker Gidti Ludesirishoti Victoria Pilko Pratanu Ghosh Steven R Marvin Phil Jones, PE Joshua Nelson, PE Victor Aguirre Kenneth H. Rosenfield, PE George A. Jurica, PE Tom Bogard Ravi Shah, PE, QSP/QSD Amy Choi, EIT Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT, ENV SP Mujahid Chandoo Roxanne Follis Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., M-ASCE, P.E. Fred Minagar Jeffrey Okamoto, PE Harvey Gobas Chloe Gharios Kevin Onuma, P.E. Ryan Chamberlain Dr. Adrian Moore Michael Pierce, A.M.ASCE Remi Candaele, PE, MS, QSD/QSP, M.ASCE Thomas A. Broz, P.E., S.E, F.ASCE Karen Cervantes, S.M.ASCE Isamar Escobar, A.M.ASCE Kevin Kondru, P.E., M.ASCE Douglas J. Johnson, P.E., M.ASCE Jeremy Redman, PhD Christopher Haire Mojgan Hashemi, P.E., M.ASCE OC Report Card Executive Committee Steven J. Huff, P.E., M.ASCE William Bennett, P.E., M.ASCE Bruce Phillips, P.E. Brad Dybel, PE Bryant Wong Gyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T. Nestor Godinez, PE Professor Joel Lanning Elizabeth Ruedas Dave Lowe Wei Koo Bill Lawson Amber Ganapathy Bob Kallenbaugh State Senator Josh Newman Gary Urban Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar Clint Isa, PE Jason Fix, PE Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake Amber Shah Ashlyn Alexander John C Hogan Marionne Philline Lapitan Dr. C.T. Bathala, PhD, P.E. Kevin Du Mont, P.E. Ziad Mazboudi, P.E., D.WRE, MBA David Frattone, P.E. Lisa Bartlett Jennifer Bohen Gyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T. Adeleine J. Tran, P.E. Jared Lindo Janelle Gonzalez Marionne Philline Lapitan Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake Gabreelle Gonzalez, P.E. George A. Jurica, P.E. Jeff Braun, P.E. Representative Harley Rouda Jeremy R. Squire, P.E. Kathereen Shinkai, P.E. Mobility 21 Douglas J. Sereno, P.E., F.ASCE Dr. Lisa Star, Ph.D., P.E. Lisa M. Penna, P.E., F.ASCE, QSD Michael A. Kraman, P.E. Tapas Dutta, P.E., F.ASCE Andrew Pham, PE, City of Irvine Matthew Cugini, PE, Caltrans Farzian Zareian, Ph.D. Thomas T. Kim, PE Don Hoppe, PE Doug Staley, PE Ravi Shah, PE Mark Vukojevic, PE David Naish, PhD Lacy Kelly Gary L. Miller, PE Kenneth Rosenfield Andrew Easterling, EIT
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