Thursday, June 12, 2014

Welcome new CBE member, BuroHappold

BuroHappold was on the project team for the Hawaii
Preparatory Academy, only the third recipient of
Living status under the Living Building Challenge.
Photo: Matthew Millman.
International firm BuroHappold Engineering also joined CBE in Spring
2014. Over the past 40 years, they have teamed up with leading architects and collaborated with global organizations such as the United Nations, The World Bank, and UNESCO. Focused at the building and city level, they work with their clients to find innovative and sustainable solutions for every project. Their team includes a wide range of engineers, innovative thinkers, economists, and planners, with diverse skill sets. Projects include stadiums, academic buildings, bridges, transportation (including San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal, currently under construction), commercial offices, and more. They have been at the forefront of low and zero-energy building design, evident in some of their recently completed projects. They were on the team for the net-zero Morphosis LA Office, the Honorable Mention of the 2013 CBE Livable Buildings Award. Their recently completed Hawaii Prep Academy received LEED Platinum and is the third project to receive “Living” status under the Living Building Challenge. The building’s cost-effective passive design demonstrates net-zero energy and water performance and an aesthetically pleasing solution.