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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