Project name: Kohler Environmental Center, Choate Rosemary Hall
Project location: Wallingford, Conneticut
Firm name: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Jury comments: This facility is an immersive learning environment, supporting class and living space, and it functions as a teaching lab about sustainability. Both passive and active strategies are incorporated, and we commend the transparent use of multiple technologies. Every space has access to natural light and views to the outdoors. The connection to local craft and handiwork is admirable. Palettes and materials are well blended, welcoming, and contextual throughout. The result is a place most conducive for learning.
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