Vanderbilt architect: Kendeda Building is Southeast’s model
As Vanderbilt promotes Living Buildings in Nashville, the Kendeda Building demonstrates that a large-scale regenerative construction is possible in the Southeast despite climate challenges.... Read more
Regenerative design confronts higher ed with hard questions
Former Georgia Tech Institute Architect Howard Wertheimer challenges higher ed institutions to do more to regenerate the environment on their own campuses.... Read more
Building a sustainable 2050 world, today
Georgia Tech scientist Kim Cobb: The path to a carbon neutral campus is daunting. It will take every ounce of commitment from the campus administration, and every ounce of ingenuity on the part of our faculty, staff, and students to make it happen. And where do we even start?... Read more
Can a small school build a Living Building? Why not?
Midtown International School in Atlanta committed this year to regenerative design for its future buildings. Its founder loves the questions she gets when she talks about it. Most start with the word "why."... Read more
Can a green building have an impact like the Atlanta Beltline’s?
Beltline guru Gravel: For those of us in the business of city building, it’s not hard to envision a future that is evergreen and fully resilient. For most people, however, it’s nearly impossible to see how we will get there – how we can motivate global action to actually implement such an ambitious vision for our planet.... Read more
The power of a living place
The Kendeda Fund's Diana Blank: We need to build more places that are designed to bring us into balance with the natural world.... Read more
Beauty Petal: In eye of the beholder
Even for a core member of the Kendeda Building design team, beauty is a deeply personal reflection. It is taboo — akin to politics, religion and sex, only to be discussed in private and usually just with those you know in advance will agree with you.... Read more
Equity Petal: When is a ramp not just a ramp?
Georgia Tech Student Equity Champion Angelica Acevedo on the Living Building Challenge Equity Petal: Equality and equity are two very different concepts.... Read more
Materials Petal: Making the transformative tangible
The LBC’s Energy and Water Petals set high bars. But the Materials Petal has a formidable reputation in Living Building Challenge circles. ... Read more
Health & Happiness Petal: How to measure a smile
Georgia Tech's Shan Arora: We could look at health and happiness narrowly, especially the health part. But there’s a lot more at play when it comes to the well-being of a building’s occupants.... Read more