Glendale Childcare Center awarded at conference for its sustainable architecture

Glendale Childcare Center was honored at the 42nd annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards on Wednesday for the "sustainable strategies" incorporated into its design.

The center took home the “Sustainability Award” at the Beverly Hilton event hosted by the L.A. Business Council.

The 23,000-square-foot facility can accommodate 236 pre-kindergarten children and infants, according to the architecture firm that designed the building.

The firm, Marmol Radziner, says the complex is the first LEED Gold Certified building in Glendale, and is the largest "rammed earth" building in Southern California.

Those "sustainable strategies" that were incorporated into the building, according to Marmol Radziner, include "photovoltaic panel canopies and structural rammed earth walls, are key visual and tactile elements in the design, emphasizing the facility as both a learning environment and an educational tool."

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

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