The studio’s sustainability initiative integrates an approach that is holistic to green design. We value LEED design criteria and their impact on building occupants and the environment. However, green for us extends beyond LEED criteria and is inherent in how the studio approaches the design process so that the occupants or end users are cognizant of the initiatives that surround them.
Our “Green Team” seeks to integrate ecological practices into the studio and our projects. The team promotes a shift in the way the studio designs, details, and builds in order to integrate sustainable strategies into studio projects, proposals, and competitions. Team members take on the responsibility of increasing the studio’s eco-literacy so that the principles of ecology are embedded or become manifest in our business, management, and design practices.