Sustainability has played an integral role in our practice for well over 30 years. Long before the advent of LEED and climate change, we were aggressive advocates of heat recovery, demand-based ventilation and reduced lighting and plug loads in our healthcare and research buildings. Now led by our Building Science Group, we continue to be at the forefront of innovative energy reduction strategies as a result of close interdisciplinary collaborations with our engineers. Over the past decade, our work has increasingly focused on fusing building performance – in the areas of energy efficiency, occupant experience and programmatic innovation – with exceptionally well-executed architectural design.
Our approach, fueled by our Building Science Group, is the data-driven investigation of building systems, materials, envelope and operational energy usage geared towards optimizing a building’s performance and minimizing its environmental impact. Our end game is never merely a sustainability metric. Instead, we focus on rational decision-making driven by functional and programmatic constraints.
Our Building Science Group leads this effort by working side-by-side with our designers. They ensure we are consistently forging new ground on issues of technical performance, sustainability and responsible design.