Gallery: DesignLAB’s Stunning IFAW Headquarters

designLAB's LEED gold IFAW Headquarters

DesignLAB‘s recently completed headquarters for the International Fund for Animal Welfare goes far beyond integrating into its environment to actually ameliorate a contaminated brownfield site, infusing it with renewed life. A stunning example of modern architecture, the 54,000 square foot structure is situated in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts and showcases an exceptional roster of sustainable building strategies that have earned it a LEED gold rating.

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  1. rstafursky April 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm


    Regarding the new International Fund for Animal Welfare. This complex should have been built in the city and not on top of the natural landscape. Rather than restore a contaminated brownfield and return it to the control of natural processes the DesignLAB’s IFAW Headquarters displays a wast of materials usually associated with insurance buildings and a selfish grab of natural landscape that is remote to the city. Environmentally friendly? Not if it replaces the local forest species and assumes only cosmetic native greenery.

    I am ashamed to have this in Massachusetts, the same state as our World Species List Forest.

    Richard Stafursky
    (802) 257-9158
    World Species List Forest
    Conway, MA USA

  2. Jac August 15, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Richard: i think it was just switched on for the photo shoot

  3. RichardMillington August 13, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    It’s a pity they used pictures showing all the lights are on in a relatively empty building…

  4. addie_620 August 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    it would have been nice to see how the landscape design actually looks since this project mostly deals with the surrounding environment. oh well, the building looks nice…

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