- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Leers Weinzapfel Associates Completes LEED Gold-Designed Oak Hall at University of Connecticut

Posted By Andrew Goodwin On December 20, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Green Building,Green Roof | No Comments

Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Storr, LEED Gold, Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Oak Hall, Laurel Hall, Green Roof, Copper, Brick, classrooms, institutional, lecture halls, daylighting [1]

Oak Hall, the twin to the first LEED Gold [2] building Laurel Hall, is the new home of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ journalism, economics, languages, and linguistics departments. These brick and copper-faced buildings have strengthened the campus’ exterior civic space by modernizing this area of campus into a much larger flexible public space. The campus is continuing to grow and these buildings have created a space for lecturers and students alike to use.

The 132,000 square-foot Oak Hall was designed by taking two L-shaped brick volumes and intersecting them with a large connecting volume on the three upper floors of the building. This design maximizes the amount of perimeter offices available for the staff, and connects the building to interior courtyards, which bring in natural light and views. Laurel Hall is much smaller and offers mostly classrooms and lecture halls. Laurel Hall boasts a green roof located on the lower volume of the building.

Both Laurel and Oak Hall have revitalized the University of Connecticut campus with modern design aesthetics paired with sustainable building methods. Laurel Hall was recently awarded a 2012 American Architecture Award [3], while Oak Hall received awards of Excellence from the Connecticut Green Building Council.

+Leers Weinzapfel Associates [4]

Via WAN [5]

Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/leers-weinzapfel-associates-completes-leed-gold-designed-oak-hall-at-university-of-connecticut/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/leers-weinzapfel-associates-completes-leed-gold-designed-oak-hall-at-university-of-connecticut/oak-hall-uconn-6/

[2] LEED Gold: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=LEED+Gold

[3] 2012 American Architecture Award: http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/archawards/2012/AA12-67/index.html

[4] Leers Weinzapfel Associates: http://www.lwa-architects.com/

[5] WAN: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=21297

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.