Welcome to the Metropolis
Sustainability Lab.

We invite you to explore the
resources and information on this page.

Health and Comfort, for People and Planet: How can sustainable design refocus on tangible, demonstrable positive impacts on how people experience buildings and spaces? Leaders from Duravit, HOK, Humanscale, STUDIOS Architecture weigh in.

Learning to Design Full-Circle: Experts from Armstrong, Leo A Daly, Lord Aeck Sargent, and Tarkett discuss how we can leverage adaptive reuse to bring architecture and design into the circular economy.

New Approaches to Air and Water: In a time of health challenges, natural disasters, and changing climate, can we rethink how we clean, protect, and share our essential resources? Leaders from HDR, Gensler, IWBI, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill discuss.

New Technologies for Sustainability: Leaders from BNIM, Mithun, Perkins and Will, and Smithgroup discuss what digital technologies might be most useful in the fight against climate change.

Reuse and Renovation: Experts from CannonDesign, HKS, and Armstrong lay out the ecological, social, and cultural benefits of responsible adaptive reuse.


If you have any questions about sustainable architecture and design, send it to us and we’ll have them answered by appropriate experts, including leaders in A&D firms, experts on certifications, and trailblazers in sustainable specification.

Select questions and responses will be published on metropolismag.com.

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