Project name: John W. Olver Design Building
Project location: Amherst, MA
Firm name: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Jury comments: Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) has never been so compelling. The John W. Olver Design Building remains contextual in an agrarian setting, using the surrounding landscape as inspiration for palette and materials while advancing sustainable strategies. Accounting for carbon sequestration and quantifying life-cycle assessments (LCAs), the Design Building is “sexy sustainability”—a good place to be.
Client: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Consultants: Suffolk; Atelier Ten; BVH Integrated Services; Equilibrium Consulting; Nitsch Engineering; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Stephen Stimson Lnadscape Architects