June 15, 2007
High Regards for Broadway Court
Pugh + Scarpa blend sustainable design and affordability
Broadway Court, a multifamily residential project by Pugh + Scarpa, Santa Monica, is the latest work in the firm’s portfolio to advance their belief that good design and affordable housing are not mutually exclusive. Like many of Pugh + Scarpa’s designs, the architects started with a simple floor plan that stacks vertically and incorporates passive sustainable features and other energy-efficient measures, all the while creating a building with an interesting aesthetic in which people enjoy living.

First Green Building on Capitol Hill a Metaphor for Environmental Values
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the largest peace lobby in Washington, D.C., aims to meet LEED certification with the successful two-year green renovation of its Civil War-era Capitol Hill headquarters. Washington D.C.-based Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann Associates’ green design for the red brick, reconstructed building includes a green roof, light scoop, geothermal heating/cooling system, bamboo flooring, energy-efficient windows, and an access ramp. Renovation was completed in 2005 at $6.17 million.

AIA Wisconsin Honors 11 Projects
AIA Wisconsin recognized the architects, building owners, and general contractors of 11 building projects at a special awards ceremony on May 16 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. From a transformation of a worship area to a nature pavilion in a quiet clearing to a private wooded residence to a health science center with advanced technology, the award-winning projects are being honored for their creative, innovative, and environmentally sensitive design solutions. “Some projects were very simple, yet the architects brought their own level of sophistication to the solution,” commented this year's design awards jury.

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