Merit Award with Social Responsibility Commendation
Advancing a mission to recruit women into technology careers, this facility incorporates an innovative mix of training, gathering, and work spaces to support diverse program and individual needs. The design leverages humble materials, dramatic lighting, and linked amenity spaces to transform a dark laboratory into a vibrant education hub.
The jury noted that women in tech struggle to be taken seriously, and that this space feels sincere without a dependence on the playground culture that sometimes is leveraged in tech centers. The jury loved the clear circulation and organized plan of the project that supports the overall program, as well as the restrained limited palate, creating a depth of meaning with each careful use of color.