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TJSL’s Woodwork Achieves Standard of Excellence Award

March 9, 2012

Design Solutions

Montbleau & Associates has been awarded the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s (AWI) Standard of Excellence for its work at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

The project is featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Design Solutions Magazine, published by AWI.

The article features a layout of stunning photographs of the new law school – especially the beautiful, natural woodwork that is such an integral feature of the new downtown campus design. 

“When we selected Montbleau for the millwork contract, we knew that we were getting the best woodworking firm that San Diego had to offer,” said Dean Rudy Hasl. “Not only did they provide extraordinary craftsmen, but they forged a relationship with the design firm, ID Studios, to create imaginative spaces and designs to carry out the vision for the building. The integration of wood, stone, and other finishes provided an elegant, yet functional setting for the law school community.”

“We at Montbleau are very proud to have won the Standard of Excellence award for the third time in four years,” said Montbleau’s Ana Rothman, the design consultant. “TJSL is a project in our portfolio that will showcase how educational institutions can have outstanding design elements. “

One of the most beautiful examples of Montbleau’s work is the Moot Courtroom that features high-quality teak woodwork and paneling.

Another great example is the 8th Floor conference room, which features a wonderfully crafted teak ceiling, designed to resemble the hull of a boat, in keeping with the nautical theme of the building.

The woods used in the millwork were specially selected to help TJSL achieve the high level of sustainability that is part of the building’s goal of LEED Gold Level Green Building certification.