Design Competition Solicits LEED Platinum Proposals for Middle School at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park

USGBC’s New York Chapter’s Emerging Green Builders of New York’s annual design competition was to design a LEED Platinum-level arts center and middle school in DUMBO.

The USGBC’s New York Chapter sponsors an annual Natural Talent Competition through its Emerging Green Builders of New York organization. This year, participants’ charge was to design a LEED Platinum-level arts center and middle school in DUMBO; concepts were required to also include a proposed revitalization of the areas adjacent to and including the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park’s Tobacco Warehouse, which was originally built in the 1870s as a tobacco customs inspection point along the Brooklyn waterfront. In addition to reaching a projected Platinum rating, entries had to incorporate principles from the LEED for Schools rating system, as well as New York City’s Green Schools Guide and the NY-CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines.

USGBC-NY will unveil the winners next Wednesday, July 30, at an event hosted by the Mohawk Showroom (71 West 23rd Street at Sixth Avenue, on the 18th floor) between 6 and 9PM. The awards ceremony is free but you’ll need to RSVP to no later than this coming Friday. The winning design team will earn a free trip to Greenbuild in Boston in November, where it will compete against other regional Natural Talent Competition winners for a grand prize of $5,000 in cash. The local competition is being judged by representatives from Dattner Architects, Perkins Eastman, and the School Construction Authority.

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