David Adjaye’s first US commission, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, is still on target to receive LEED Gold Certification once it is finished, making it the first LEED Certified museum in the country. The 27,000 sq.ft museum will feature a roof garden to be designed by Artists Kim Dickey and landscape architect Karla Dakin, which should increase the insulation levels and help stabilize the temperature in the building. It will also use 40 percent less energy than a standard building. Check out the renderings, created by Studio Yli Suvanto.

The design philosophy of the museum: “We wanted to build a museum where the design supports rather than defines the mission,” said Cydney Payton, director of the museum, in an interview for the Denver Post. We like the way she thinks. (Via Denver infill blog)

+ Adjaye Associates
+ Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

+ Shape sustains its mission @ The Denver Post