Trilogy Architecture Wins National Award For School Design

The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) has selected Trilogy Architecture Urban Design Research as the recipient of a 2011 Beyond Green ™ High Performance Building Award for design of the new Redding School of the Arts.

Trilogy, a Redding-based firm headed by James Theimer the firm’s owner and principal architect, was awarded an Honor Award — First Place for a New Academic Complex. The firm was competing nationally in the category of high performance buildings.

“We are pleased to see the expansion of high-performance buildings and the programs and products that support their development. The awardees are excellent examples of the leadership necessary to assure our nation’s buildings achieve high-performance goals,” stated Institute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA.

Trilogy Architecture will be honored on March 22, 2012, in Washington, D.C. at a ceremony before members of Congress, staff and representatives from leading organizations within the building community.

The ceremony will include a briefing of the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition on Capitol Hill.

“This is an exciting opportunity to explain our work to leaders who can effect change,”  Theimer said. “Our hope is that it will help further appreciation for environmentally-friendly design and energy-efficient buildings.”

James Theimer, owner and principal architect -Trilogy Architecture, Urban Design & Research

Completed in the Fall of 2011, the Redding School of the Arts is a 77,000 square-foot, K-8 public charter school.

Its energy-efficient program was designed to meet the requirements for LEED Platinum certification, which is pending. The school was funded by the McConnell Foundation and constructed by Gifford Construction.

Lee Salter, President and CEO of The McConnell Foundation, said, “We’re pleased to see Redding School of the Arts and Trilogy Architecture gain this recognition. The Foundation is proud to have funded this project and worked so closely with so many talented and visionary people to achieve our goal of building a sustainable school.”

Trilogy Architecture has been in business in Redding for 22 years, and this is its first school.

“As a small firm, competing with large national firms is never easy in any competition; competing in a project type that was new to us made it even more rewarding to win,” Theimer said.

“We were only able to achieve this level of success because of the dedication and hard work of a large group of consultants, many of whom are located within our community.”

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5 Responses

  1. Randall Smith Randall Smith says:

    WOW and Congratulations! Heavy fines are coming at Rotary this week besides Mike Mangas and his recent national honor. Redding is fortunate to have Theimer, Gifford and McConnell. Remember the call to Calatrava which became the Sundial Bridge came from the McConnell Foundation's John Mancasola. Poverty Flat is making itself known despite the naysayers and doomsters.

  2. Avatar Don Barber says:

    This recognition is extremely well-deserved! The RSA building is a true masterpiece of outstanding design combined with practical functionality. The architecture for me is personally uplifting and creates a very positive environment for children. Its incredible energy efficiency is an added plus.

  3. From the span of a Spaniard who thrives in connecting places and people, to the testimony for Theimer, and all who believes in the sustainable model of Redding School of the Arts (RSA) in connecting our most precious resources to a changing world.

    As a proud father of a wonderful daughter who has attended RSA into her fifth year now, I bow in thankful and humble respect to James, his engineers, financiers, builders – and, to the visioneers at RSA!

    Congratulations, indeed!

  4. Avatar AJ says:

    I am just so proud of Redding and all of her children (us). If I weren't wearing zippers, I'd bust my buttons. See, I told you . . . Redding is juuuust right!

  5. Avatar Pamela says:

    This is terrific. Good for James Theimer and good for Redding too!