Metropolis spoke to leading sustainable design firms, both large and small, about pursuing an array of ever-evolving “green” certifications.
As these three examples of nonprofit and public-sector clients suggest, those at the top can empower architects to make impactful choices, provided they embrace sustainable goals of substance.
Principals and CEO of Goettsch Partners consider how urban workplaces can be simultaneously global and culturally specific.
In its new headquarters, the American Society of Interior Designers tackles the next big challenge for workplace design—helping office-goers stay healthy.
Leers Weinzapfel Associates used highly engineered timber as the primary structural system in their plans for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Design Building.
The drive to improve living conditions for all life should be at the center of contemporary architecture and design.
Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, on shaping the future of sustainable design
Opinion: Is Green Globes a credible alternative to LEED?
In both its form and function, the Southwest Fisheries Science Center is intimately tied to the water.
Healthy products advocates collaborate, see a growing market
An impressive new facility in Toronto makes aesthetics an integral part of its vision for health care.
The next building environment today: sustainable architecture is yet to be realized
Advancing the conversation on the architecture and planning community’s involvement with communities everywhere
The Bank of America NYC tower’s LEED Platinum rating apparently isn’t. What’s going on?
Neglected urban spaces unite people, skills, and communities
Partnering with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Montana, Brad Pitt’s foundation to build 20 LEED Platinum homes.
The design community gears up for an all-hands-on deck campaign for healthy products.
Dispatches from the field: Congo Street Initiative, Dallas
An investigation of the roles the Charleston piazza plays in historic Southern architecture.
designLAB rennovated a Paul Rudolph building at UMass Dartmouth, and we interviewed them about how they dealt with making changes to a historic structure.