Sustainability Statistics

Land

  • The historic context of the site was considered, as the project is positioned in the middle of a prestigious uniformed campus. The landscape helps unite the architecture.
  • The design protects floodplain function, lifting the building high up off the ground and allowing for a landscape amenity below.
  • 14,000 square feet of open space was offered to the campus with landscape by raising the building off the ground.  

Planting

  • 17 trees were planted.
  • Fertilizer and pesticides were minimized.

Carbon, Energy + Air

  • The shaded canopy and fountain can cool the outdoor space by 10 – 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The project uses regional materials.
  • Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is minimized with prohibited smoking on-site.

Social

  • The project provides optimal site accessibility, safety, and wayfinding.
  • Outdoor fitness, academic classes, and educational tours take place on the landscape surrounding the pavilion.
Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University
Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University
Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University
Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University
Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University
Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University
Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University
Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University

Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University Sustainability Statistics Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University