Northridge—The Student Recreation Center (SRC) was honored with the Education Facility Design Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education. The award will be presented in June 2013 during the AIA National Convention in Denver, Colo. This is the eighth award received by the SRC since its first award for design received in 2009 by AIA San Fernando Valley.
“It’s amazing that the SRC won this national award,” said Jimmy Francis, director of the SRC. “Architectural design firm LPA Inc., the project team from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and the USU did an exceptional job balancing function, form and sustainability in the design and construction of the facility.”
The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education design award provides opportunities to identify honor and critically evaluate educational projects and ideas of excellence and innovation.
“I have had a chance to visit numerous campus recreation facilities throughout my career,” said Francis. “The SRC ranks among the best in regard to interesting design features and green building initiatives.”
The Student Recreation Center opened in spring 2012 as CSUN’s new exercise and leisure activities facility. Its purpose is to promote health and wellness, along with being an environmentally friendly building.