Writing about sustainable design: architecture, interiors, engineering, landscape architecture, construction and urban planning to transform the built environment.
Ten years later, the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College continues to evolve.
At PNC Firstside Center, the first LEED-certified building for PNC Bank and Astorino, green isn’t just the color of money.
Through its design and modified operations and maintenance practices, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park achieved LEED certification twice.
Large-scale lessons from the Lloyd Crossing Sustainable urban Design Plan and Catalyst Project.
William McDonough + Partners in Charlottesville, Va., are recognized names in green architecture. Through a body of work that includes designs for Gap, Herman Miller, and Nike, McDonough and his firm have explored architecture that supports nature, grows over time, and contains a clear intent to incorporate safe materials.
A new public library gives a downtown Washington, D.C. neighborhood an anchor for the future.
“I once asked a class whether there is such a thing as ‘soul’ in buildings,” writes David W. Orr in Design on the Edge, his account of creating the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College—one of t...
The adaptive reuse of the Thoreau Center for Sustainability transformed a military hospital into offices for environmentally conscious nonprofit organizations.
A 2003 AIA COTE Top Ten project, the Chicago Center for Green Technology may have helped kick-start the city's green-building boom.
At Seattle's Pier 56, Mithun set about instilling a sense of place while creating a sustainable future. Ten years after move-in day, the office continues to act as a living laboratory.