Gallery: Architect Magazine Unveils Top Green Achitecture List!

 

Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College


Taking the top seat in the G-List with 13 votes, the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College was honored as the most impressive green building constructed since 1980. Designed by Inhabitat favorite William McDonough + Partners, the solar powered building is a hands-on training facility with a strong focus on energy and water efficiency that includes a onsite ‘living machine’ that naturally cleanses and recycles wastewater for reuse.

Lance Hosey, like all of us, was a little perturbed at the Vanity Fair A-List, which gave no real credit to green architecture and was more about celebrity architecture than anything. So Hosey decided to conduct his own survey and asked 150 green building experts and advocates — including architects, engineers, educators, and critics from the U.S., the UK, Europe, and Asia — to name “the five most-important green buildings since 1980,” using whatever criteria they liked. He took the first 52 responses, just like VF did and compiled a list of 18 buildings.

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