Hoover’s Traitel Building honored for architectural design

Traitel Building
The Traitel Building. (Courtesy of the Hoover Institution)

The Hoover Institution’s David and Joan Traitel Building, which opened in September 2017, has been recognized for its unique and original interior architectural design.

A Merit Award was presented to the building’s architects and designers—William Rawn Associates and CAW Architects—by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. During a ceremony on Oct. 17, DAVID LENOX, university architect, said that Traitel has offered Hoover “world-class convening spaces” that foster community, dialogue and intellectual engagement.

“The architecture, through its transparency and spirit, sends the message that the Hoover Institution is vibrant and engaged with the university. The design detailing is tailored, both on the inside and out, with scale [and] rhythm, while respecting its important neighbor, the Main Quad, and acknowledging and deferring to the Hoover Tower axis,” said Lenox.

The interior architecture category was open to interiors projects, and entries from across the Silicon Valley region included renovations, additions, preservation projects and new construction. The awards were based on such features as unique design, originality, sustainability, budget and use of environmental surroundings.

Read the full article on the Hoover Institution website.