- 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.
- Healthy soils were conserved on-site.
- Appropriate vegetation was conserved.
- Annual planting was avoided.
- 91 trees were saved on-site.
- 69 trees were planted.
- Trees have the potential for intercepting 80,000 gallons of water which are equivalent to the water usage for 80 American residents for one day.*
- The trees on this site can intercept 56 inches of rain in a year. This exceeds the site's average annual rainfall of 49.6 inches of rainfall.
- 56% of surfaces are permeable.
Carbon, Energy + Air
- The project reduces light pollution with full cutoff fixtures in support of the dark skies initiative.
- A fountain is introduced to reduce the temperature in an outdoor study space.
- The trees sequester 19,200 pounds of carbon annually, which offset 2.3 cars per year.**
- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is minimized with prohibited smoking on-site.
- Reusable vegetation, rocks, and soil are diverted from disposal.
- The project provides optimum site accessibility, safety, and wayfinding.
- The Brochstein Pavillion is an amenity for research, meetings, and gathering for the entire community.
- Outdoor fitness, academic classes, and educational tours take place on the landscape surrounding the pavilion.