Robert A.M. Stern Architects is an industry leader in the design of buildings that are environmentally sustainable and energy efficient. We find no conflict between our dedication to high-quality design and construction and the goals of efficiency and sustainability. The firm is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. We have regular in-house continuing education programs for our staff aimed at building firm-wide knowledge with all facets of sustainable design. We have developed and continue to maintain a master specification aimed at improving, often at no added construction cost, the environmental sustainability of the buildings we design.
Our firm's involvement in the design of buildings that emphasize sustainable thinking began even before the introduction of the LEEDÔ certification process with the Gap Inc. Offices at Two Folsom Street in San Francisco, a building that is an international exemplar of sustainable design, a standard bearer for indoor air quality, an office building with operable windows that is one of the largest applications of energy efficient underfloor distributed air conditioning in the world, as well as one of the largest uses of certified sustainable wood veneer. Our firm was design architect of the first LEEDÔ-certified U.S. General Services Administration building (the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Youngstown, Ohio) as well as the first LEEDÔ-certified museum (the Museum Center at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut). Our firm recently completed the first LEEDÔ-certified Gold corporate headquarters building, the Plaza at PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, first place winner in the Northeast Sustainable Energy Award's large building category and a 2004 Top Ten Green Projects Award winner of the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment. The firm continues its efforts with the 57-story, 1.4 million square foot Comcast Center in Center City Philadelphia, a tower that is currently seeking LEEDÔ certification. – less – More from ZoomInfo »