Hill Hall - 10th Engineering Award in 2015
Winston-Salem State University’s Student Success Center at Hill Hall building was the recent recipient of an engineering excellence honor, marking the facility’s tenth engineering award for 2015.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina has awarded Clark Nexsen, the designer of building, the 2016 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence.
In May, Clark Nexsen received the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Tidewater (Norfolk, Virginia) Section award for interior lighting design, IES national Merit award for interior lighting design, IES Tidewater Section award for lighting controls and an IES national merit award for lighting controls.
In April, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) awarded Clark Nexsen the 2015 Professional Project Award for Excellence in Electrical Design. Earlier this year, the building won two 2015 Certificate of Merit Awards from the North Carolina State Building Commission for excellence in design and excellence in construction and in February the building received the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Green Project of the Year Award.
The Student Success Center at Hill Hall building became a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certified building in 2015. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Previously known as Hill Hall, the facility was originally designed as a science building in 1964, which sat in the heart of WSSU’s campus, vacant for seven years. WSSU decided to renovate the existing 31,873 square-feet of usable space into a vibrant, attractive academic success center.
The building is now a campus focal point offering a bright, airy, welcoming space for students to seek out academic assistance, learn about internships and jobs, pursue study abroad opportunities, receive help with technology, attend lectures, or grab a cup of coffee and a bagel at the John and Peggy Taylor Indoor Café.