Monterey Bay Aquarium honored with Twenty-five Year Award

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{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["a",["href","http:\/\/\/","target","_new"]],["strong"],["a",["href","","target","_new"]]],"sections":[[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"For immediate release: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Washington, D.C. - January 15, 2016 - The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey,\nCalifornia, has been selected for the 2016 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by "],[0,[0],1,"EHDD"],[0,[],0," of San Francisco, and completed in 1984,\nthe Monterey Bay Aquarium is a light-filled ensemble of diverse spaces, unique\namong aquariums in its interweaving of indoors and out. Built over land and water, it embraces views\nof the Bay, whose ecosystem it celebrates \u2013 one of the keys to its allure."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\nRecognizing architectural design of\nenduring significance, the Twenty-five Year Award is conferred on a building\nproject that has stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence\nfor 25 to 35 years. Projects must\ndemonstrate excellence in function, in the distinguished execution of its\noriginal program, and in the creative aspects of its statement by today\u2019s\nstandards. The award will be presented\nto EHDD in May at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia.\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\nThe Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts two million\nannual visitors and has been cited as inspiration for other aquariums across\nthe United States and around the world. It has had global impact on issues of\nocean health, education and conservation. \nPrograms such as the internationally respected Seafood Watch program,\nthe foundation for the global sustainable seafood movement, have grown out of a\ntradition of innovation that stems from the\naquarium\u2019s inception."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\nFlexibility and adaptability are the great\nhallmarks of sustainability, and the aquarium\u2019s construction is as\nsophisticated as its design. Monterey\nBay Aquarium set new technical standards for aquariums, which still influence\ntoday, such as the flow-through seawater-based heat pump system, naturalistic\nexhibitions and corrosion protection. Most remarkable perhaps of all the technical\nachievements is that the aquarium\u2019s flexible design has accommodated multiple\nchanges over the years which have built upon its original concept. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"When EHDD was asked to design the Monterey\nBay Aquarium, the client\u2019s (David Packard of Hewlett-Packard and his wife,\nLucile Packard) most important requirement was that the building last 50 years.\nThirty-two years later, the aquarium is not only still standing; it enjoys\nenduring and widespread popularity and is equally cherished by tourists and\nlocals alike."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\nThe jury for the 2016 25 Year Award\nincludes: Josiah Stevenson, FAIA (Chair), Leers Weinzapfel Associates\nArchitects; Jos\u00e9 Alvarez, AIA, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Brad Cloepfil, AIA, Allied\nWorks Architecture, Inc., Roberto de Leon, AIA, De Leon \u0026 Primer\nArchitecture Workshop; Julie Eizenberg, FAIA, Koning Eizenberg Architecture,\nInc.; Julie Engh, Assoc. AIA, Highland Associates; Elizabeth Hallas, AIA,\nAnderson Hallas Architects, P.C.; Danielle Jones, AIAS Representative;\nChristian Zimmerman, Prospect Park Alliance. "]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n"],[0,[1],1,"About The American Institute of Architects"],[0,[],0,"\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to\ncreate more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings,\nneighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters,\nthe AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public\nwell-being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest\nprofessional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to\nassist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and\ngovernment leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing\nour communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit "],[0,[2],1,""],[0,[],0,"."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n"]]]]}
Award recognizes an architectural design that has stood the test of time for 25 years
The aquarium was designed by EHDD of San Francisco, and completed in 1984
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