AEDIS Principal John Diffenderfer, AIA, LEED AP, has been named chair of the AIA Santa Clara Valley Committee on the Environment (COTE). The AIA SCV COTE is comprised of architects, students and professional affiliates whose common goals are to “promote the architect’s role as environmental steward, and to provide information, expertise, education and networking on green building and sustainable design practices to its members and the public.” For information about the AIA SCV COTE, contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hillview Branch Library won the 2008 Honor Design Award given by the American Institute of Architects, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, under the Institutional/Educational project category. The project is considered exceptional by the jury for its handling of details and materials within a restrictive budget, its vibrant and friendly interiors and its celebration of the region's agrarian roots.
AEDIS has been selected by the San Jose Evergreen Community College District as architect for the new Multi-Disciplinary Classroom/Visual & Performing Arts Building on the San Jose City College campus. The selection was made after an intense design competition, with seven highly qualified design-build teams participating.With Blach Construction as our design build partner, the AEDIS-BLACH team ranked first in all categories.
The AEDIS design is noteworthy in its strong focus on sustainablity, its unique solution to preserve maximum open space and to enhance the overall campus environment. Key sustainable design features include maximum daylighting, a living roof, an energy wall and photovoltaic roofs.
The San Mateo-Foster City School District selected AEDIS for master planning services to guide modernization work under Measure L, a $175 million bond passed in February 2008. AEDIS was also awarded the modernization of College Park Elementary School.
Hayward Unified School District selected AEDIS for the reconstruction of Schafer Park Elementary School as well as the preparation of district-wide facilities standards. The standards will guide all development under Measure I, an ambitious $205 million facilities improvement bond approved by voters in June 2008.
Palo Alto Unified School District selected AEDIS for design services to modernize and expand several District elementary schools, middle schools and high schools under Measure A, a $378 million bond program also passed in June 2008.
The Alvarado Middle School Administration/Media Center/Severely Disabled Classroom Building wins the 2008 Award of Merit for Projects-in-Design by the American Institute of Architects California Chapter (AIACC) and the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH). This is the second award in two years for the New Haven Unified School District.
AEDIS adopts REVIT as its new key Building
Information Modeling software. Several projects immediately employ
this advanced design tool, with the goal to have all projects using
the same within a short period.
The San Benito High School District selects
AEDIS to prepare a campus master plan for the 3,200 student San Benito
The Logan Educational Center for the
Performing Arts wins its second design recognition, this time an
honor award by the American Institute of Architects California Chapter
(AIACC) and the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH).
Hillview Branch Library opens. This is
the first public library designed by AEDIS, as part of the City of
San Jose’s Measure to improve all neighborhood libraries. The
project is designed to be LEED certified should the City decide to
pursue certification in the future.