The ARC Wins Leroy F. Greene Award of Honor


There was exciting news for PJHM this week as we received an Award of Honor at the C.A.S.H. Conference for our design of the Agricultural Research Center (ARC) at Heritage High School!  Accepting the award was our very own Tom Kruse, Principal and Architect, along with Perris Union High School District Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Candace Reines and Principal of Heritage High School, Julie Zierold.

The Jurors were very complimentary of the ARC, saying “We like the clear plan of this complex. It’s an unusual project type with an unusual solution. The red gable barn is an obvious but delightful reference to typical red barns. The interpretation of the barn is really fun with its over scaled, simple, and well-detailed lines. It’s solid, serves its purpose efficiently, and has a strong presence in the landscape. It’s sustainable…not only from a design standpoint but as a living, breathing, full-functional farm, providing immediate opportunities to apply knowledge. The flexibility this facility affords, not only educationally but functionally within the animal and horticultural areas, combines together to make this an exemplary ARC project for others to emulate. It’s a thoughtful approach to an agricultural program that is a jewel to the school and community.”

Pretty awesome, right? The mission of the C.A.S.H. / AIACC Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Awards program is to enhance the educational programs available to California public school students by recognizing exceptional architectural and program  implementation in the design of public school facilities. PJHM Architects is extremely humbled to win the award of Specialized Design Facility – our SECOND Leroy F. Greene award for the ARC! 2 Years ago we won the Award Of Honor for Project-In-Design.

Congrats to Tom Kruse and Project Manager Derek Stemrich for designing such a beautiful and functional space.

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