Half Moon Bay Library and Sonoma Academy Win IIDA Honor Awards

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northern California Chapter celebrated its 15th Annual Honor Awards, which aim to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.

Integral Group is proud to have two projects recognized:

Half Moon Bay Library

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The Half Moon Bay Library was awarded the “Give” award, which recognizes social responsibility through a project with an emphasis on improving the physical space’s impact on society. The new library, which opened in summer 2018, replaced an existing library that was originally designed to serve a community of one sixth the current population of Half Moon Bay. The interior design focuses on daylight and views, with subtle water and ocean themes that tie the library to its surroundings without being too overt. Designed to grow with the community, the library was built to be durable and flexible. Integral Group provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services, working with architect Noll & Tam to instill passive design features to help the project reach its LEED Platinum and Zero Net Energy targets. Integral’s Light Studio also provided lighting and daylighting design services, which focused on complimenting the building’s ample daylighting.

Sonoma Academy

Sonoma Academy’s Janet Durgin Guild and Commons received the “Long View” award, which honors an exceptional project that is focused on sustainability. The Guild and Commons is a new facility at Sonoma Academy that includes a cafeteria, indoor/outdoor classrooms, a maker space and a cooking lab. The design focuses on bringing the outside in, incorporating biophilia and daylighting, and taking advantage of the sweeping views. The minimalistic design puts healthy materials and sustainable systems on display, including a living roof and tiered planters that filter greywater. Integral Group collaborated with architect WRNS, providing electrical, daylighting, lighting and photovoltaic design serves. The project is targeting LEED Platinum, Zero Net Energy, Living Building Challenge and WELL Building Standard targets. It is the first building in Sonoma Academy – and of its building type – to target all of these sustainability goals.

Visit the 15th Annual Honor Awards to learn more this year’s winners.