Pitzer College Wins 2013 Los Angeles Business Journal Real Estate Award

13_PhaseII-LEED[1]Claremont, Calif. (February 21, 2013) – Pitzer College’s Residential Life Project Phase II has been awarded a 2013 Commercial Real Estate Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal. The project received Silver in the Sustainable category and was recognized as one of the most sustainable new constructions in Los Angeles County. The announcement was made at a ceremony on February 20 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

Residential Life Project Phase II consists of four mixed-used structures, totaling 70,000 square feet, that house 300 students, the Office of Study Abroad and International Programs, the Mosbacher/Gartrell Center for Media Experimentation and Activism and the Institute for Global/Local Action and Study. There are also seminar rooms, computer labs, editing suites and four apartments for live-in staff and faculty. With more than 40 sustainable features, Phase II earned LEED Platinum-certification, the US Green Building Council’s highest possible endorsement, in October 2012.

The project was designed by carrierjohnson + CULTURE architects and constructed by PCL.

In 2007, Pitzer College completed four mixed-use residential buildings that were awarded LEED Gold from the USGBC. Today, 48 percent of buildings on the Pitzer College campus are LEED Gold-or Platinum-certified.

The Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards showcases the biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects throughout Los Angeles.

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