July 22, 2005: Headlines: COS - Chile: Architecture: Awards: dBusinessNews Sacramento: Architect Rob Wellington Quigley (RPCV Chile) , FAIA, Receives the Coveted Maybeck Award for Architectural Design

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Architect Rob Wellington Quigley (RPCV Chile) receives the Coveted Maybeck Award for Architectural Design

Architect Rob Wellington Quigley (RPCV Chile) receives the Coveted Maybeck Award for Architectural Design

Quigley, a native Californian, served as a Peace Corps architect in Chile after his graduation from the University of Utah in 1969. He founded his own firm in San Diego in 1978 and opened a branch office in the Bay Area in 1994. Starting with small, single family residences in the 1970s, Quigley's pioneering work in passive solar design attracted worldwide media attention.

Architect Rob Wellington Quigley (RPCV Chile) receives the Coveted Maybeck Award for Architectural Design

Architect, Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, Receives the Coveted Maybeck Award for Architectural Design
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SACRAMENTO -- The American Institute of Architects, California Council, (AIACC) announces Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, as recipient of the 2005 Maybeck Award. The Maybeck Award honors individual California architects for outstanding achievement in producing consistent, distinguished building design.

Quigley, a native Californian, served as a Peace Corps architect in Chile after his graduation from the University of Utah in 1969. He founded his own firm in San Diego in 1978 and opened a branch office in the Bay Area in 1994.

Starting with small, single family residences in the 1970s, Quigley's pioneering work in passive solar design attracted worldwide media attention. As a design architect concerned about energy conservation, he has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally. In 1981, his Shukugawa Energy Demonstration House was built in Japan as summation of American efforts in this field. Current sustainable efforts include the Leslie Shao-Ming Sun Field Station at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve for Stanford University, which recently won the AIA Committee on the Environments Top Ten Green Projects for 2005, the Sustainable San Mateo County Green Building Award, and the West Valley Branch Library, San Jose's first LEED-certified civic building.

Quigley's work has focused on a pressing social issue -- housing the working poor. He has worked with private developers and city officials to modify codes and rewrite ordinances to make privately financed, low-income housing possible. He is particularly concerned about the erosion of public confidence in the design process.

Quigley also focuses on the unique possibilities of his particular region. He was named a fellow to the American Institute of Architects in 1991 and received the AIACC Firm Award in 1995. He was appointed adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley and at the University of California, San Diego. In addition, he is a visiting design professor at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Pennsylvania and several others.

The awards jury stated, "Quigley has done an amazing amount of work in general and is very intense about his work. His house is wonderful! His projects are serious and his level of commitment is admirable. His work adds to urban awareness and he has a great social consciousness. He celebrates urban living and design and creates buildings in a cooperative way."

The AIACC congratulates Rob Quigley for a body of work that demonstrates integrity of ideas and a consistent high level of design quality.

The AIACC represents the interests of 10,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavor to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today the AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit www.aiacc.org.




Rob Wellington Quigley's design for San Diego Public Library's New Main Library

Rob Wellington Quigley's design for San Diego Public Library's New Main Library reflects the view that a modern library should transcend its archival responsibilities and function as a place for learning and community interaction

Rob Wellington Quigley's design for the library reflects the view that a modern library should transcend its archival responsibilities and function as a place for learning and community interaction. The nine-story building will include two-story glass windows that invite views into the library from the trolley and surrounding areas. Large, folding glass doors in the building's interior open into a "library garden."

Rob Wellington Quigley's design for San Diego Public Library's New Main Library reflects the view that a modern library should transcend its archival responsibilities and function as a place for learning and community interaction

The City plans to build a new, state-of-the-art Main Library that will serve as the heart of the City's library system. The project will be located on the planned Park-to-Bay Link in the East Village of downtown. The 495,942-square-foot facility will include 256 underground parking spaces dedicated to library patrons.

The existing Central Library was opened in 1954 when the City's population was less than 450,000. Over the years, the library collections have outgrown the available space. More than half the collection is stored in the two basement levels, not available to the public for browsing. The Central Library does not have the electrical capacity nor space for computer stations to meet the needs of the public. There is also little space for exhibits, meetings or cultural events.

Rob Wellington Quigley's design for the library reflects the view that a modern library should transcend its archival responsibilities and function as a place for learning and community interaction. The nine-story building will include two-story glass windows that invite views into the library from the trolley and surrounding areas. Large, folding glass doors in the building's interior open into a "library garden."

This intimate outdoor room, shaded by large trees, will serve as an important gathering space, suitable for large events. A pavilion-like outdoor café will be located in this outdoor space as well as a 350-seat, sloped floor auditorium. The entire façade between the auditorium and courtyard can be opened to increase auditorium capacity.

The library will have "penthouse" floors from which visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the San Diego Bay. An airy, three-story crystalline reading room will be shaded by overhead latticework with a series of open terraces looking down onto the reading room. Additionally, a catering kitchen will serve the 400-seat, west-facing multi-purpose room. The rooftop space will be configured so that as many as four separate functions can take place concurrently.

An open, trellised dome protects the public rooms and terraces from both the summer sun and cool bay breezes. The dome differentiates the library from the downtown commercial high rises and hotels and makes reference to regional architectural traditions. Unique among civic architecture, San Diego's inside/outside domed library celebrates our mild climate, encourages social interaction, and will serve as a cultural center for the entire region. The facility includes 77,000 square feet of future expansion space.









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