A seven-member jury comprised of building industry leaders selected three 2007 Livable Buildings Award winners. The sustainable design elements in in these facilities are expertly crafted to convey the clients' distinct environmental message. The buildings reinforce the owners' goals and missions, and do so while promoting the health and productivity of occupants working inside.
Global Ecology Research Center
The Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University is a low-energy laboratory for the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The building purposefully and gracefully brings attention to important environmental issues identified by the Carnegie Institute and explored by its researchers, who study the interactions between earth's ecosystems, land, atmosphere and oceans. More information>>
Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
As one member of a community college system 110 campuses strong, De Anza College stands out with its sustainably-designed Kirsch Center. Student involvement from the earliest concept phases has produced a facility that uniquely addresses the environmental issues considered most important by students, and fully provides for the daily needs of building users. More information>>
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Located on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the Philip Merrill Environmental Center is home to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to studying, protecting, and restoring the bay. The Merrill Center limits the foundation's environmental footprint and offers extensive opportunities for visitors to learn about both the bay and green design. More information>>