2007-2008 Academic Year

Pitzer College’s Residence Halls Receive Innovative Workplace Award from CoreNet Global

Claremont, Calif. (December 10, 2007)—The newly built sustainable residence halls at Pitzer College were awarded the 2007 REmmy Innovative Workplace Award by CoreNet Global’s Southern California Chapter.

According to CoreNet, the award for Innovative Workplace was awarded to Pitzer College for what jurors called “an inspirational place of education through which many of our future leaders will pass.” Another juror commented, “An innovative project like this has significant impact on sustainability because all of the students experience sustainable living first-hand everyday.”

The criteria for the Innovative Workplace Award include the ability to integrate innovative approaches into a project; incorporation of core values and branding into design solution; evidence of cost reduction and/or improved productivity in a new workplace environment; depth of sustainability in the project; and uniqueness of the space solutions.

There were numerous nominees in this category including HOK, a global architectural firm; Gensler, a financial service company, and HMC Architects. Jim Marchant accepted the trophy at the December 6 ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank. The trophy is now located in the display case in front of McConnell Dining Hall.