WoodWorks, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that provides technical support and resources for the construction of wood buildings, has selected the Del Mar Civic Center as its 2019 Wood Design Award Winner in the category of Wood in Government Buildings. The Civic Center was one of nearly 100 nominees from across the country competing in nine categories.
“This year's nominees seem to reflect genuine interest in maximizing the potential of wood building design in this country," said Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks' President and CEO.
The $19.1 million Civic Center on Camino del Mar at 10th Street opened in May 2018. In October of that year, the facility received an Orchid for Architecture from the San Diego Architectural Foundation for its “beautiful detailing.”
“Wood is a beautiful material that not only reflects the area of Del Mar, but adds depth and texture that gives the Center comfortable human scale,” said Principal Architect Mike Jobes of the Miller Hull Partnership.
The Civic Center is designed to protect public views and maximize public access for gatherings, the Saturday farmers market and enjoyment of the plaza and viewing decks.