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industry Eco Awards Washington D.C.—The Top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions have been selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE), and were honored at this year’s AIA 2009 National Convention and Design Exposition in San Francisco from April 30 to May 2. The honorees are made up of mainly domestic projects that keep both performance and design in mind. The Top Ten Green Projects program always celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology, making a positive contribution to their communities. These projects also significantly reduce environmental impact by reusing existing structures, connecting to transit systems, through energy and water conservation, as well as through use of renewable construction materials and beyond. Members of this year’s jury included: Michelle Addington, Yale School of Architecture; Brandy Brooks, Assoc. AIA, Community Design Resource Center of Boston; William Leddy, FAIA, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Nadav Malin, BuildingGreen; Kim Shinn, LEED AP, LTLC Engineering for Architecture; and James Timberlake, FAIA, Kieran Timberlake Associates. photo by Hester + Hardaway Listed below in alphabetical order are the 2009 Top 10 Green Projects: • Charles Hostler Student Center in Beirut, Lebanon, by VJAA, Minneapolis • Chartwell School in Seaside, Calif., by EHDD Architecture, San Francisco • Gish Apartments in San Jose, Calif., by OJK Architecture and Planning, San Jose, Calif. • Great River Energy Headquarters in Maple Grove, Minn., by Perkins+Will, Minneapolis • Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) in Evanston, Ill., by Ross Barney Architects, Chicago • Portola Valley Town Center in Portola Valley, Calif., by Siegel & Strain Architects and Goring and Straja Architects, Emeryville, Calif. • Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas, by Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio, Tex. (pictured above) • Synergy at Dockside Green in Victoria, B.C., by Busby Perkins+Will Architects Co., Vancouver • The Terry Thomas in Seattle, Wash., by Weber Thompson, Seattle • World Headquarters for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Yarmouth Port, Mass., by DesignLAB Architects, Boston For more industry news, visit Industry Legend Chicago – This NeoCon®, come share in a personal journey with Hilda Longinotti as she reveals insights and stories from her extensive career in A+D, particularly and most notably from her more than 35 years with Herman Miller. Longinotti retired at the beginning of 2009 and will kick off a national speaking tour entitled “Stories From a Classic” on June 16 from 3-4 p.m. at the Merchandise Mart in the IIDA headquarters, suite no. 567. Credit offered is 0.1 CEU with a fee of $25 for members and $35 for non-members. joined the company in 1974, working in showroom sales in New York City. Eventually she developed a pilot program for strengthening communication between Herman Miller and the design community, resulting in her 1979 appointment as manager, design community programs. She may have “retired,” but don’t count her out just yet: Longinotti still holds leadership roles within the IIDA Leaders Breakfast Series, IIDA Pioneer Series and AIA Interiors Committee. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Herman Miller’ s President Club Award in 1979 and the IIDA Leadership Award of Excellence in 2002. For more industry news, visit Longinotti was introduced to the industry in 1954, when she became executive secretary and general aide-decamp for George Nelson, then Herman Miller’ s consulting director of design. She officially 26 contract may 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - May 2009

Contract - May 2009
Exhibition: Best of NeoCon® 2009
Keep It Simple, Sustainable
Generation NextGeneration Next
All Lit Up
Outside the Box
LEED v3: A Highly Evolved Solution
The Office Evolution
Brand New
Jump Start
Tailored Fit
The Energizer Effect
Diamond in the Rough
Chat Room
Designers Rate: Panel Fabrics
Ad Index

Contract - May 2009