The awards recognize cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable. Recipients can include healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. This year’s projects were awarded by a seven-member jury in the following categories.
While uniform in size and shape at a glance, the concrete shell adapts to functional requirements such as the tapered, deep overhang that provides shade in conjunction with the fritted glass. Credit: Charles Davis Smith
Once inside, natural daylight from a skylight is filtered through the layering of a perforated and parametrically designed wood screen. Credit: Charles Davis Smith
Casey house north elevation. Photo: Doublespace Photography
Beautifully landscaped and alive, the courtyard is the ever-present symbol of life-affirming green, water, and light and is visible from every corridor and in-patient room. Photo: Doublespace Photography
New York Sanitation Building Wows with Perforated Solar Fins Enriched with Lumiflon FEVE Resin. Photo credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto
Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week
Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass
Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler
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