Congratulations to the entire Stanford University William H. Neukom Building project team! The innovative new design project was honored at the ACEC California award ceremony in Sacramento on February 7th. The team was thrilled to learn that the project won the “Honor” award for the entire state. Degenkolb Principal and Project Manager Holly Razzano, Associate Principal and Assistant Project Manager Gina Sandoval, and Oakland Group Director and Principal Jorn Halle and were all in attendance. A little background on the project:Completed in April 2011, the William H. Neukom Law Building presents a collaborative open space where students and faculty can cross-functionally examine ideas and concepts. The design of the $40 million, 65,000 square-foot, 3-story law and office building utilized a new special moment resisting frame technology, ConXL, by building technology company ConXtech. Degenkolb’s use of ConXL on the Stanford campus was the first application of the technology in an education building in the United States. Offering a unique building connection, ConXL provides a robust system for seismic loading, blast, and progressive collapse resistance. Due to the monumental rotunda shape of the building and unique design features such as the spiral staircase, glass walkways and courtyard garden, there were numerous challenges. Fostering collaboration as the design evolved, weekly project team meetings were held and building modeling was completed in 3D through BIM to minimize costly field conflicts. This use of ConXL resulted in less waste and C02 emissions. Satisfying LEED® Gold certification, the building’s energy use is 30% less than California’s lowest requirement.