Celebrate the Kendeda Building

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is complete and occupied. The columns below — by project and community leaders — offer up lessons learned from this innovative project.

Materials Petal, Petal Columns, Chris Hellstern
Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech Global Change Program, Kendeda Building, Living Building, Georgia Tech

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Angel Cabrera, Kendeda Building dedication

Kendeda Building ‘not the final destination’: Dedication in pictures — and a roll forward

One message rang consistent at a cheerful dedication ceremony Thursday morning for the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design: This is just the beginning.

“Let’s all agree that today is not the final destination — not even close,” Kendeda Fund Executive Director Dena Kimball told more than 250 gathered in the super-sustainable building’s auditorium.

Kimball’s mother, Diana Blank, who is the philanthropist behind the Kendeda Fund, conceived of the building as a model to prod a transformation of design and construction in the Southeast.   CONTINUE READING

Sept. 21  — Friends and Family Day – article
Oct. 16 — U.S. Green Building Council of Georgia Chrysallis Awards – article
Oct. 17 — Lifecycle Building Center Revel in Reuse annual fundraiser – information
Oct. 24 — Kendeda Building Open House – article
Oct 28-30 — Georgia Tech Sustainability Showcase – information
Nov. 18 — Official Greenbuild tour – information
Nov. 20 — Kellert Biophilic Design Award reception – read story