Light celebrates the beauty of highly sustainable materials.
The renovation and expansion of the Olmsted Center provides an opportunity for the use of innovative sustainability strategies. The existing facility is a pre-engineered structure specified for the 1964-65 World’s Fair as an administration center, which was later inherited by the Capital Projects Division of the City Department of Parks & Recreation.
The agency’s desire to remain at this location, which sits four feet below the FEMA 100-year flood plain, coupled with its need for more program space and its target of LEED Gold certification, gave rise to ambitious efforts in addressing the issue of rising currents. With the sustainability goals in mind, HLB carefully executed lighting solutions that covered the exterior building, site lighting, corridors and circulation areas, conference rooms, offices and support areas and lobby.
- • LEED Gold Certification
- • Interior electric lighting & site lighting
- BKSK Architects
- • 9,350 square feet
- • $4.8 million