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5 January 2015

ENR California Honors Two HOK Projects as Best of 2014

NOAA Daniel K. Inouye

Two HOK projects recently received an award of merit from ENR California’s Best Projects 2014 competition. The NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center and the Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Science Pavilion were recognized in the categories of Higher Education/Research and Healthcare, respectively.

A panel of 11 industry experts judged ENR California’s Best Projects 2014 competition on the criteria of collaboration and teamwork, ability to overcome challenges, safety performance and use of innovative design or construction solutions. The competition received nearly 140 entries, a 40 percent increase from 2013.


NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

“Designers mimicked the island’s ecology for air flow, water distribution and lighting systems. For example, natural ventilation captures sea breezes and funnels them over water-chilled coils. Thermal chimneys distribute the air without fans, similar to the vascular system of local trees.”

Cedars Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif.

“A partnering, design-assist approach and building information modeling helped the team contend with a dense urban site at the largest freestanding hospital in the Western U.S. With its curved double-glass facade, the pavilion acts as a gateway to Cedars-Sinai’s sprawling hospital campus and unites outpatient care, research and teaching into one location to stimulate collaboration, spur innovation and improve patient outcomes.”

ENR California – NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center 

ENR California – Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion