The original 65,000 square foot building shell was bumped up to a LEED Gold Core and Shell before Autodesk renovated the interior to achieve a LEED Platinum certification for Commercial Interior. Using their Revit software, they made a detailed 3-D model of the space using laser measurements as described by Phil Bernstein FAIA, VP of Industry Strategy. The model was inserted into their Ecotect Analysis tool to develop the environmental strategies.
An Inside Look at Autodesk AEC's Playful Daylit LEED Platinum Headquarters
by Andrew Michler, 04/11/11
Building software developer Autodesk recently invited Inhabitat to a media event at their architecture, engineering, and construction headquarters in Waltham, MA, just west of Boston for their 2012 Building Suite roll out. While there, we took a closer look at their unique LEED Platinum office and information center. The project is an opportunity for Autodesk to showcase their software capacity in developing a high energy performance environment while providing a bright and comfortable office for their staff. The quirky design by Kling Stubbins takes a ho-hum shell and injects it with a lot of playful and intriguing public spaces, bright work stations, and colorful meeting rooms.
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