Yale, Centerbrook to Give Kroon Hall Tour

September 21st, 2009

Mark Simon, FAIA, of Centerbrook Architects will be one of the guides for a special tour hosted by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) this month of Kroon Hall, the new and virtually “carbon neutral” home for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES). The tour is on Monday, September 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a reception at the Yale School of Management from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Dedicated in May, Kroon Hall is expected to receive the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of platinum from U.S. Green Building Council. Simon was the partner in charge for Centerbrook, which, as Architect of Record, collaborated on the project with Hopkins Architects of London. David DeFusco, FES Director of Communications, will lead the tour, which is being hosted by ULI’s Hartford, New Haven, and New London committees. Yale School of Management Real Estate Club is hosting the reception.

The 40,000-member Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit international organization whose mission it to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Centerbrook has designed more than 50 projects that conserve energy, make use of local materials, or incorporate the latest renewable systems. Two dozen Centerbrook architects are LEED accredited, and they have completed six LEED certified projects, while two are under construction and four are in the design phase. The firm is a member of U.S. Green Building Council.

The tour is open to the public. Fees range from $20 for fulltime students who are ULI members to $40 for individuals who are not ULI members. For more information contact Mara Winokur at (201) 312-8817 or register online at the ULI website. The last day to register online is September 16.