The quest for energy efficiency should not stop after a building is certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Technologies capable of reducing energy costs continue to evolve and are in a state of flux. Therefore, there is always potential for improvement upon the technology used in a LEED-certified building. Perhaps no area of building technology has improved so rapidly as the lighting industry.
Dattner Architects joined Columbia University and Renzo Piano Building Workshop to celebrate the opening of The Forum, a gateway to Columbia University’s new 7-ha (17-acre) Manhattanville campus in New York.
Architect Steven Holl’s new project, The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the city of Richmond, will hold contemporary art exhibits from around the world.