CISCA Excellence Awards – April 2016
Pomona College – Millikan Laboratory & Andrew Science Hall
Pomona College’s Millikan Laboratory & Andrew Science Hall in Claremont, CA was designed by EHDD architects. The complete renovation includes a 100 seat colloquium, domed planetarium, 2-story atrium as well world-class laboratories, classrooms and lecture halls. Steel Ceilings engineered and manufactured over 20,000 square feet of radiant heating and cooling ceiling panels which, along with stringent green building standards, helped achieve a certified LEED platinum status.
Magnolia Baptist Church
Designed by J7 Architecture in Newport Beach, CA, the Magnolia Baptist Church project in Riverside, CA was originally designed around a real wood product, but costs and job site conditions determined it was not economical or feasible to do. The project was designed with 32 individual ceiling clouds, that were radiused around one constant center point. Using torsion spring panels, the ceiling was able to cover just less than 5,000 sf of ceiling space. Architect Terry Jacobson summarized “…the Steel Ceilings, Inc. system looks like wood and gives us the warmth we wanted; the result is both functional and aesthetically beautiful.”