Integral Group Projects Win ENR California Best Project Awards

Integral Group is pleased to share that multiple projects have been recognized by Engineering News-Record’s 2021 Best Project Awards in the California and Hawaii region. Every year, Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognizes exceptional projects in several categories, as judged by a jury of specialists and experts in the construction industry. Integral Group is proud to have collaborated on the following winning projects:

Donald Dungan Library and Norma Hertzog Community Center

Best Cultural/Worship Project – Southern California

This new 22,000ft² library was built on the grounds of Costa Mesa’s Lions Park. Integral Group provided MEP design services, including applying underfloor air distribution (UFAD), which improves thermal comfort and ventilation efficiency, and reduces energy use and life-cycle costs. Integral Group collaborated with Johnson Favaro; STV submitted the project.

The Oakland Unified School District Central Kitchen, Instructional Farm, and Education Center

Award of Merit – Sustainability and Best K-12 Education Project – Northern California

OUSD Commissary
The new central commissary for Oakland Unified School District, called The Center, has been designed to produce 40,000 meals per day with local food. The building utilizes 100% natural refrigerants (CO₂ and NH3) for food storage and processing, drastically reducing the associated ozone depletion and global warming potential. Integral Group provided MEP design services in collaboration with Cody Anderson Wasney; C. Overaa & Co submitted the project for this award.

Cañada College Kinesiology and Wellness Building

Award of Merit – Higher Education/Research – Northern California

Submitted by Blach Construction, the Canada College Kinesiology and Wellness Building includes a gymnasium, a fitness area, classrooms for wellness activities, and two pools. The roof features a running track, yoga spaces, and panoramic bay views. Integral Group provided MEP services for the new building, designed by ELS Architecture.

County of Santa Clara, Animal Services Center

Best Government/Public Building Project – Northern California

Designed and submitted by Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture, the new home for the County of Santa Clara’s Animal Care and Control Department has capacity for dogs and cats, other small animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and larger livestock animals. The 37,000ft² project was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. Integral Group performed commissioning on the project.

To read about all of the 2021 winners, visit ENR California.