HGA Wins Livable Buildings Award

Award recognizes HGA’s San Francisco office for promoting employee wellbeing and satisfaction.

HGA San Francisco interior workspace

HGA has won a 2019 Livable Buildings Award Honorable Mention for its San Francisco office relocation.

Sponsored by the University of California Berkeley Center for the Built Environment (CBE), the Livable Buildings Award recognizes projects that demonstrate exceptional performance in occupant satisfaction, resource efficiency, and design, as measured by CBE’s Occupant Survey Tool.

Jury Praise

The jury praised the San Francisco office for its comprehensive planning process that included employee interviews, questionnaires, and visioning sessions as the firm relocated to a full-floor address in an historic masonry building downtown.

They particularly noted the flexible layout that promotes team communication, ample exterior views that provide direct daylight to 90 percent of interior spaces, design elements that complement the existing architecture, and integrated mechanical systems that contribute to occupant comfort.

“Much of our day is spent at the office and it’s important to us that we promote wellbeing and employee satisfaction not just for our clients, but also for ourselves,” said Melissa Pesci, Design Principal at HGA. “The way we’ve integrated sustainable design and WELL standards into our own work environment is the ultimate visual aid for our clients.”

About the Award

The 13th annual Livable Buildings Award Honorable Mention and Top Award were chosen by a jury of CBE industry partners. The winners and finalists received positive feedback from building users in the CBE Occupant Survey.

For more information about the Livable Buildings Award and Occupant Survey Tool, visit the Center for the Built Environment.