Receiving the 2009 Coastal Champion Award…what an honor!
We are pleased to announce that San Diego Coastkeeper awarded Hubbell & Hubbell as their 2009 Coast Champion Business Honoree at their 14th annual Ocean Gala benefit on Saturday, October 24th.
The award was accepted on behalf of the firm by architect, Juergen Zierler. We greatly appreciate San Diego Coastkeeper’s efforts toward protecting our regions bays, beaches, watersheds, and ocean; Hubbell & Hubbell is honored to be recognized by their organization.
The following summary is excerpted from the San Diego Coastkeeper’s awards description:
2009 Coastal Champion Awards
Coastkeeper is proud to celebrate the accomplishements of this year’s Coastal Champion Honorees.
Coastal Champion Business Honoree – Hubbell and Hubbell Architects
Coastal Champion Youth Honoree – Fish for Thought, Mara Bickett and Becky Deller
Coastal Champion Community Honorees – Dr. Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Margarita Diaz, Proyecto Fronterizo de Educacion Ambiental
Coastal Champion Business Honoree: Hubbell & Hubbell Architects
Hubbell & Hubbell Architects exemplifies the happy coexistence of strikingly beautiful design and environmentally-sustainable building practices. The firm’s design of the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center is a masterpiece of natural lighting, passive heating and cooling systems, and a living roof of low-water plants. Through innovative design Hubbell & Hubbell has preserved modern conveniences while also protecting our valuable natural resources, all in a harmoniously aesthetic facility that honors the unique natural setting. Their design for the Friends Center was developed as a showcase “green building,” using rainwater capture technology, solar power, and energy-efficient techniques. The design won glowing reviews and is expected to achieve LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Hubbell & Hubbell’s Pacific Portal Gazebo at Shelter Island uses low-water succulent gardens to harmonize with the surrounding views of the San Diego Bay. Coastkeeper is proud to honor Hubbell & Hubbell Architects, a San Diego icon in art, architecture, and environmental responsibility.