Cultural/Religious

In 2009 the New York City Parks Department began replacing sections of the famous Coney Island Boardwalk, built in 1923, with synthetic decking materials and concrete. The old wood, which is a dark ipe from the now-endangered Brazilian rain forests, ended up in dumpsters and salvage yards. Read more


Civic

The Port Moody Sail & Paddle Center is a local boating center with a large multi-use space for the community. The City of Port Moody wanted the new building to express the heritage of the area, so the decision was made early in the design process to use a heavy timber structure that was being deconstructed at the nearby Flavelle Cedar Mill. Read more


Office


The Green Building Alliance (GBA) has been active in the Pittsburgh area building community as an advocate for sustainable construction and green building products for many years, so when the need for new office space arose, their path was clear. Read more


Education

Photo: Jamie Myers Forsythe

p:ear (program: education, art, and recreation) began over ten years ago to provide meals, job training and safe space to homeless youths in Portland, OR. Read more


Retail

As part of Starbucks Coffee Company’s 2008 unveiling of their Shared Planet commitment to “ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship and community involvement,” was a new approach to their store designs with the intention of creating a local, community-centered feel. Read more


Office

 

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International advertising agency Digitas was looking for a workplace which would encourage creativity and out-of-the box thinking in order to create work which would set them apart.  Read more


Retail


The Timberland Company is comprehensive in their dedication to environmental stewardship. Read more


Interpretive

photo by Lara Swimmer via metropolismag.com

IslandWood, which bills itself as “a school in the woods,” is a 255 acre campus with 15 buildings and 14 outdoor features that provide an educational experience in nature and lessons in environmental stewardship to inner-city children. Read more


Education

Photo courtesy Michael David Rose/MDRP.net

When the Chartwell School decided to remodel their Monterey Bay campus, a primary goal was to use the new architecture to help develop “sustainability natives” – kids for whom sustainability is second nature. Read more


Interpretive

Courtesy Preservation Resource Center

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans over 10 years ago, it displaced residents and decimated the building stock in dozens of neighborhoods. Many buildings were damaged beyond the point of rehabilitation. These buildings were typically demolished and their materials landfilled. Read more


Housing

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In the decade since its completion, the Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED), a housing development in South London, has become an acclaimed case study for sustainable development. Read more


Cultural/Religious

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La TOHU Pavilion houses La TOHU, an organization dedicated to the circus arts that has a unique relationship to its surrounding landscape, the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (CESM). Read more