Just in time for the holidays, here’s an informal status report — in the form of a few snapshots — on the Kendeda Building for Innovative Design at Georgia Tech.
Skanska needed help assembling floor panels for the Kendeda Buildings. By hiring workers from the nonprofit GeorgiaWorks, they stepped toward fulfilling the project’s equity goal.
For its use of HDPE conduit, Eckardt Electric was recognized by Kendeda Building project team with its first Changemaker Award.
Structural timber construction doesn’t snap together like Legos. But it holds several practical advantages over conventional steel and concrete methods. Among them are speed and the relatively light weight of wood.
The Living Building Challenge requires projects to incorporate at least one salvaged material per 500 square feet. For Skanska Project Manager Jimmy Mitchell that has meant a lot of planning.
If you hear Kelly Roberts speak about whole building lifecycle analysis, you’ll know she’s passionate about the urgency of a specific problem: We had better reduce the embodied carbon in new buildings. And we’d better do that soon.
Three months after he joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as director of the Kendeda Building for Sustainable Innovative, Design, we caught up with Shan Arora to find out what it’s like to serve as director of building that doesn’t actually exist yet.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms dropped in last week to help the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge present the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design with its annual Game Changer Award.
Many architects and engineers now admit that they’ve been designing overly conditioned indoor spaces for decades. Maybe, it’s taken a while to get all the complexities of indoor comfort just right. Maybe, it’s just the ecstasy one feels when escaping the heat by walking into a cool building.
Site development at the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design was step one toward restoring ecological functions n a site that was once a forest.