Photo by Warren Jagger

Solution

Duke University, Environment Hall

Durham, NC

Client

Payette Associates Inc.

Completion

2014

Awards

2014 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
2014 Excellence in Construction Merit Award, Associated Builders and Contractors

Photo by Warren Jagger

Environment Hall serves as the new home of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and houses academic offices, teaching spaces, laboratories, and an eighty-seat lecture hall.  Designed to meet LEED Platinum standards, the 70,000 sq ft building utilizes many sustainable technologies, including photovoltaic rooftop panels and sunshades.  SGH was the structural engineer for the project.