Design team on a Living Building’s successes and challenges — so far

Kendeda Building, biophilic design, Ramana Koti, Georgia Tech, Living Building

As the contractor prepares to fence in the construction site of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, Lord Aeck Sargent’s Ramana Koti took a simple survey on the experience so far of fellow design team members.

He asked just two questions:

  • Which one factor has worked the most in the project’s favor?
  • What was the biggest challenge that needed to be overcome?

The answers offer up a nice peek at the end of the design phase of a large, complex Living Building Challenge project.

Ramana Koti, Lord Aeck Sargent, Georgia Tech, Kendeda Building, Living Building
Courtesy Ramana Koti/Lord Aeck Sargent

Koti, an architect and energy modeling professional, gets into more details on the survey over at the LAS blog. He’s been writing up a storm there and elsewhere on the Kendeda Building. Here’s a link to his recent Living Building Chronicle column: How to Design Sustainability into an Architectural Practice.

PHOTO ABOVE: Design team members brainstorm during a biophilic design workshop that was part of the Kendeda Building’s design process. Photo by Ken Edelstein.