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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


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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


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The Ford Calumet Environmental Center is being developed by the City of Chicago’s Department of the Environment to industrial and ecological significance of the Calumet region of southern Chicago. Read more


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Warren Wilson College is an independent, liberal arts college with a commitment to environmental leadership and innovation.  Students are expected to actively participate in shaping their experience at Warren Wilson. In 1998, when students learned of the plans for the new dorm, they established a committee to meet with the project team and set sustainability goals. Read more


Antioch Baptist Church was built as a thesis project by four students of Rural Studio, an Auburn University architecture program in which students design and build buildings in several poor communities in rural western Alabama. The new building replaced a small, remote church, which had been perched precariously on piled stones for almost 100 years and had begun to sag with age. Read more


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The Union South building, a new student union for the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will replace the former student union, built in 1971 on the same site. Much of the impetus for the project’s ambitious sustainability goals came from the students, who were highly involved in the design process from the very beginning. Read more


The North Charleston Elementary School replaced an old school building which had occupied the same site for over eighty years. Many city residents were initially opposed to the idea of constructing a new building because the old one had been associated with fond memories. Read more


In May 2007, the town of Greensburg, Kansas was destroyed by a tornado estimated to have been larger than the city itself. While developing a rebuilding plan, sustainability came to be a foundational philosophy of a vision for a renewed city. Read more