AIA Names Queens Botanical Garden’s Platinum Visitor’s Center a Top 10 Green Project

The LEED Platinum-hopeful Visitor’s Center at the Queens Botanical Garden is on AIA COTE’s 2008 list of Top Ten Green Projects.

The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (“COTE”) announced today that BKSK Architects’ Visitor’s Center at the Queens Botanical Garden, which was designed to achieve New York City’s first LEED Platinum rating, has been named to COTE’s 2008 list of Top Ten Green Projects. The release of COTE’s compilation was (presumably) timed to coincide with today’s Earth Day celebrations, and the Visitor’s Center is without question deserving of the accolade. gbNYC, in fact, named the project #1 on our 2007 list of top New York City green buildings.

The Visitor’s Center was selected from over 100 entries; the other nine winners include Kieran Timerlake Associates’ Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery. COTE will post profiles of all the winning projects on its website, as well as organize a traveling exhibition to various AIA locations across the country. The exhibition will also land at AIA’s National Convention and Greenbuild 2008- both of which will take place in Boston. The 16,000-square-foot Visitor’s Center officially opened to the public last September. Congratulations to both the Botanical Garden and BKSK!

about gbNYC

gbNYC is a multi-disciplinary consulting and real estate services firm. In addition to representing office tenants and commercial buyers in leasing and acquisitions, we also provide innovative consulting solutions from a unique, green building perspective. We advise on green building financial incentives, comment on proposed green building marketing strategies, author white papers, treatises, and market analyses, organize seminars on the LEED process and professional accreditation, and provide advice and analysis on green building risk management and the overall state of green real estate, leasing, and construction, in New York City and beyond.

Our blog, the gbNYC+ journal of real estate, law, + sustainability, delivers consistent, original content - from a New York City perspective - on how technology, data, and sustainability are changing how we interact with our built environment. Subscribe below and receive new articles as they're published or connect with our social media presence to join our ongoing conversation about real estate and sustainability, in the Big Apple and beyond. Contact us at (201) 835-8530 or info@gbNYC.com for more information about our services and to discuss how we can assist you.

, , , , , , ,

No comments yet.