The Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) Science complex has been awarded the 2017 Best of Design Awards for Building of the Year in the West. Sited on a dramatic, sloped embankment, the 36,000 s.f. building features a long arc of perforated stainless steel screens that filter sunlight. The iconic design feature is laser cut with the Greek letters, alpha and omega which symbolize the mix of science and faith.
Through the long arc of a perforated stainless-steel wall, the building subtly consecrates its Christian foundations in a salient design feature. This unique screen filters sun and shade into the common area in a subtle echo of the qualities one finds in a cathedral space.
The Architects Newspaper: 2017 Best of Design Awards for Building of the Year – West