Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Wins Two More Cote Top Ten Design Awards

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Wins Two More Cote Top Ten Design Awards

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) has received two design awards from the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Design Awards for the Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House and San Francisco Art Institute - Fort Mason, Pier 2.

Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House

Located in the Mission Bay neighborhood in San Francisco, Family House is a not-for-profit organization providing free temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the nearby University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Children's Hospital. The design team's sustainable strategies focused on providing healthy and healing living spaces, including a continuous fresh air ventilation system and nontoxic building materials.

During its first year of operation Family House's actual energy use was 22% less than what was modeled during design in compliance with California's strict energy code. The building has also been certified LEED Platinum using USGBC's Homes Midrise rating system. The design team achieved a modeled energy performance 25% better than the California Energy Standard (Title 24), better than 49% above the national baseline performance for a similar building type, and an actual EUI (energy use intensity) of only 30.6 kBtu/sf-yr.

San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason

Located at the edge of San Francisco Bay, the historic U.S. Army warehouse Pier 2 at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture has been transformed into a new campus for San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) creating a dynamic new hub for arts education and public engagement. The adaptive rehabilitation of the pier shed preserves the industrial integrity of the landmark structure, integrates advanced sustainable strategies, reuses existing building resources, supports SFAI's pedagogical and environmental goals, and forges new community connections. This project also used Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.

The project is a model for sustainable renovation and exceeds the AIA 2030 Commitment target, using 83% less energy than benchmark buildings per the Architecture 2030 Zero Tool.

LMSA​ ​ has now received ten COTE Top Ten Awards. "These awards celebrate the interdependence of sustainability and design excellence, helping to move us toward a carbon-neutral future," commented William Leddy, FAIA, LEED, AP, founding principal.

Photography: Bruce Damonte

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