The Reginald-J.P.-Dawson Library, located in the heart of the Town of Mount Royal in Montreal, went from being a place to simply borrow books to providing the local community with a cozy venue where it is possible to nourish the mind, get some respite, relax, recharge, revitalize, and be inspired.
A new business model could flip the switch on LED-lighting by enticing companies to become more energy-efficient through retrofitting their existing lighting systems for less.
Designed immediately after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, YKK Headquarters reprioritized its sustainability and resiliency goals to become one of the highest performing office buildings in Tokyo.
In designing the Living Building at Georgia Tech, the architect team recognized that sustainability is not limited to the preservation and conservation of natural resources, but rather incorporates many factors including the aesthetic quality of the built environment.
Architects should anticipate the needs, changes, and challenges not only within their own businesses, but in their communities. Those themes set the course for this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture held April 27 to 29.