Sustainable Architecture Show Features Centerbrook

March 4th, 2010

The work of Centerbrook Architects and three other firms are highlighted in the exhibition “The Art of Sustainable Architecture,” which is on display at Sacred Heart University from January 24 through March 4 in the school’s Gallery of Contemporary Art. The exhibit kicks off with a panel discussion on Sunday, January 24 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

The three Centerbrook projects featured in the show are the Wolf Law School at the University of Colorado, the John Dorr Nature Laboratory in Washington, Connecticut, and the firm’s own offices along the Falls River in Connecticut, where 40 percent of its power is generated on site through renewable hydro, solar, and geothermal systems. Wolf Law was certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold and Dorr is seeking LEED Platinum, the highest rating.

Centerbrook has practiced “green” design since it was founded in 1975 and has completed more than 50 projects that conserve energy, make use of local materials, or incorporate the latest renewable systems. In 1982 the firm installed a hydropower generator at its offices, which also have two large arrays of solar panels. The firm’s most recent LEED project was Kroon Hall, the new home for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. As Executive Architect, Centerbrook collaborated on the project with the Design Architects, Hopkins Architects of London.

For more information on the exhibit, visit: http://www.sacredheart.edu/