Half Moon Bay Library Wins AIA/ALA Library Building Award

Congratulations to Noll & Tam Architects for winning the two recent awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The Half Moon Bay Library has been awarded a 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award, the only award that recognizes entire library structures and all aspects of their design, for excellence in architectural design from the AIA in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA).

The library, which was designed to operate at Zero Net Energy, was also recognized with a Special Commendation for Sustainable Community Infrastructure in the 2019 AIASF Design Awards. This award program honors projects located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in architecture and interior design. Our residential project the Amador Apartments, designed in partnership with jones | haydu, was also recognized at this event with a Merit Award in Architecture.

The Half Moon Bay Library was also recently acknowledged at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northern California Chapter’s 15th Annual Honor Awards.

Integral Group is proud to have projects recognized with an AIA/ALA Library Building Award two years in a row: Austin Central Library received this award in 2018. In partnership with Lake | Flato and Shelpley Bulfinch, Integral Group provided photovoltaic design services for the library’s 180 KW PV array.

Half Moon Bay Library

This new 22,000 square foot library includes separate spaces for literacy services, youth services, a teen room, quiet study space, computer use, a programming space with an attached catering kitchen, a children’s garden, a courtyard and a second-floor deck. The library features natural daylight and views, healthy indoor air quality, natural ventilation with mechanical assist, passive cooling, active heating, energy efficient equipment, and active space cooling where required.

Integral Group provided energy modeling to estimate the Zero Net Energy potential for the library. We also performed full mechanical, plumbing and electrical services, including technology design, and lighting and daylighting design.