Project name: Kohler Environmental Center, Choate Rosemary Hall
Project location: Wallingford, Conneticut
Firm name: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Jury comments: Beautifully sited, this academic and residential facility aspires to be an environmentally responsible building while also teaching environmental responsibility. It’s nicely planned to surround a courtyard. The sustainable design strategy incorporates a natural ventilation system, photovoltaic panels, evacuated solar hot water tubes, ground source heating and cooling, heating with waste cooking oil, and an abundance of natural light. We appreciate its utilitarian aspects. The interiors are handsome and minimal, incorporating an extensive natural wood palette that exudes warmth. There is a lot going on in this project. It’s a holistic success.
Client: Choate Rosemary Hall
Consultants: Robert A.M. Stern Interiors, LLC; DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc.; Kohler Ronan, LLC; Land-Tech Consultants, Inc.; Andropogon Associates, Ltd.; Shawmut Design and Construction; Atelier Ten; Agritechnove Inc.; Philip R. Sherman, P.E.; Vermeulens Cost Consultants