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Inland Valley Development Agency Norton Regional Event Center
(# 48)
Images Description Credits
Completion 9 / 2011
Specific Use of Building Administrative Offices, Public Hearing Room
Project Location 1601 E. Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408
- Convert a windowless, characterless 1974 vintage banquet hall into a
   corporate headquarters with a public hearing space
- Design to include the following characteristics:
   - Sophisticated and technologically advanced image to attract tenants
    and buyers to the properties represented by IVDA
   - Echo the aeronautical mission of the client
   - Well illuminated entrances to serve as a beacon to visitors
    unfamiliar with the site
   - A cheerful, professional, well illuminated work environment
- Demonstrate the opportunities presented by adaptive reuse of existing
- Encourage public participation in the hearing process
- Sustainability
   - Maximize operational energy efficiency
   - Achieve a minimum LEED silver certification

- Sophistication and technical imagery were accomplished by:
   - Adding exterior architectural elements to the existing shell to add
    depth, articulation, visual interest and sophistication to an
    otherwise featureless building shell
- Aeronautical themes were reinforced with wing shaped aluminum window
   louvers and a brushed aluminum and polished aluminum memory wall.  The
   wall contained art niches to display historical pieces from the former
   Norton Air Force Base.
- The combination of brushed aluminum and polished aluminum again echoed
   the shape of an airplane wing
- A Naturally lighted interior environment was accomplished as follows:
   - New windows were cut into the existing CMU to provide natural light.
   - Light shelves were used where appropriate to bring the natural light
    further into the space
   - Solatube skylights were placed in corridors and specifically at
    corridor intersections as an aid to way finding and to illuminate
    interior spaces where windows could not be introduced
   - Where windows could not be introduced space was define with large
    glass wall panels to provide a sense of connection with the
    exterior, borrow light from the naturally illuminated corridors and
    expand the sense of openness for interior offices
- Through LED illuminated glass panels and effectively placed wall and
   soffit lighting an identifiable evening presence  was created to
   welcome and invite public participation in the public hearing process

- Building envelope efficiency was increased by adding R-30 insulation
   under the existing and recently re-roofed deck
- Natural light was introduced and enhanced as mentioned above
- Advanced computer simulation modeling was employed and an efficient
   water source heat pump mechanical system selected
- Photovoltaic panels were integrated into strategically placed carport
   shade structures allowing the structures not only to collect energy
   but also provide shading for vehicles.
- Super T-8 lamps were used in efficient direct/indirect light fixtures
- Motion sensors were used in rooms used infrequently


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