Congratulations to LAI Baltimore Chapter member David Benn, Quinn Evans 2019 AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design Awards Winner

2019 Award for Excellence in Sustainable and Resilient Design

This project honors the history of the Olmsted park, while providing a much needed facility and venue. The design goes above and beyond the LEED Gold standard by including thoughtful and sustainable exterior environments. For example, the Pollinator Playground and bio-retention spaces not only provide a much needed environment for pollinators, but aim to educate the next generation on the importance of these organisms and create a landscape that benefits both humans and wildlife. The jury liked the bird-friendly glazing, recognizing the role architecture plays in the well-being of bird populations.
Owner: Smithsonian Institution | Contractor: Consigli | Landscape Architect: Rhodeside & Harwell, Inc. | Civil Engineer: AMT, LLC | Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Mueller Associates

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