A benchmark in sustainable design
Embodying a refreshed academic plan, Kasian worked with the university to develop an adaptive design that would connect its academic community. With sustainability at the forefront of our design, we addressed energy reduction head on; including low flow fume hoods and displacement hoods in the design to reduce air change requirements by an average of 50%.
This sustainable, multi-purpose academic and research facility achieved Five Green Globes – an equivalent to LEED Platinum in part through the integration of passive design elements like solar optimization, energy conservation and natural ventilation. Students and professors now have access to innovative and responsive classrooms and teaching labs, offices, student commons, research labs, a theatre, and an animal care facility.
This new facility supports learning with state-of-the-art technology, and is designed to encourage interaction between students and their professors, and between academic disciplines.