Sunday, February 14, 2010

"The Art of Sustainable Architecture" at Sacred Heart University online this Spring is an exhibit with events highlighting the work of several architectural firms including Beyer Blinder and Belle.

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners address uniquely different projects. The renovation and expansion of the Dennison University Bryant Art Center enhances the connection between faculty, student and community spaces through skylights that connect a series of common areas. The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is an adaptive re-use of a maintenance building into a visitor facility with exhibition and presentation spaces adding space and new technologies to maximize best practices in its approach to sustainability, in the hopes that it serves as a model for future National Park Service projects. The Tutu Center of the General Theological Seminary campus in Chelsea is powered by geothermal heating and cooling, achieved by 22 wells dug 1500 feet under the sidewalks.

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