October 25, 2013
The work of some are moving the ball and engaging in leadership to elevate sustainability. Sustainability adoption can be achieved as more products, projects and services rollout, The acknowledgement of the “International Awards Recognize Sustainable Approach to Design and Commitment to Social Responsibility” is bringing light to the work of sustainability.
The work of the “2013 AIGA (Re)design Awards is an international design competition recognizing work that not only looks good but strives to improve the lives of people and impacts on our planet–celebrating design that advocates for strong communities, sustainable environments and thriving economies. Alan Maskin of Olson Kundig Architects led the design for both of the award-winning projects; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, and Mushroom Farm, an experimental mushroom growing installation and food education center at [storefront] Olson Kundig Architects,” posts Market Watch.
Some of the work that led to the organization’s recognition was “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center and Mushroom Farm utilized sustainable strategies from concept to construction. The Visitor Center is built from materials such as FSC-certified ash and repurposed wood–benches are made with wood from trees that were destined for wood chips or incineration, and recycled jeans were used for insulating and soundproofing the galleries” are examples of sustainable change and development.
- APM Terminals Wins Annual Industry Award for Second Consecutive Year (worldmaritimenews.com)
- Design for Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats Unveiled (virtual-strategy.com)
- My approach to the topic of Sustainable Materials. (andreamurphy1989.wordpress.com)
- Art and Architecture – A Celebration of the American West (virtual-strategy.com)
- Two restaurants win sustainability gongs (oxfordmail.co.uk)