Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building Wins Excellence in Sustainable Design Award

Winners of the fifth Excellence in Sustainable Design and Development Awards Program were announced at the April 16-17, 2010 Sustainable Design: From LEED to Living Buildings / IDID VI Conference at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

The IDID Awards Program honors architecture, landscape architecture, planning, or historic preservation projects that demonstrate a high level of sustainable principles and excellence in design. Projects of all scopes were solicited and winners were based on the project's beneficial impact to the physical environment and its positive affect on the cultural landscape.

The Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building was given a Merit Award.  Juror comments included:

"A beautiful building with a clear and simple parti. The Subtle division of spaces reinforces the sustainability goals and also successfully creates interesting dynamic spaces. Presentation balanced design and technical information quite well. This project is a great example of how to approach an integrated design process, and can quite easily be seen as a model for similar development."