Now in its seventeenth year, the Livable Buildings Awards recognize projects that demonstrate excellence in architecture, sustainability and occupant satisfaction.
UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment has awarded the 2023 Livable Building Award to VMDO Architects for its design of Paul Jennings Residence Hall, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This is the first residential project recognized with this award, and the third for VMDO. This annual award program recognizes excellence in architecture, sustainability and user satisfaction as measured by CBE’s Occupant Survey. The award jury also extended an Honorable Mention to the Bay Area Offices for SERA Architects. This project offered a unique opportunity for SERA to apply many human-centric design ideas they have used for clients to create a flexible, resilient and healthy workspace.