Gallery: LEED Platinum Building Planned for AIA NC’s Headquarters


While rooftop gardens are fast becoming the norm in major cities like San Francisco and New York, the new headquarters of the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects is bringing the first green roof to Raleigh. Designed by Frank Harmon Architect PA, the building is set to meet LEED platinum standards.

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  1. lazyreader December 17, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Looks more like those trailers they put up when your schools run out of classroom space. Perhaps not so bad looking if not for the fact the building appears as if it’s one building being sheltered or swallowed inside another building. I would say it looks more like a giant pop up book about to slam shut and crush the spirits of the children/architects who practice and replicate this style of crap all over the American landscape. I suppose they can still play peekaboo through the slot shaped hole in the wall.

  2. Holcim Awards December 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    This is a wonderful design and exactly the type of project that should be submitted to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. The focus on sustainability is inspiring!

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