In partnership with Binghamton University, a blog has launched that will chronicle the design of the Living Building at Nuthatch Hollow and provide a forum for feedback on the project. Nuthatch Hollow is an environmental learning and research site near the Binghamton University campus. The Living Building Challenge is one of the most aspirational and rigorous building standards in the world today with only 11 buildings so far achieving full certification. Join us as we embark on this journey.

The purpose of this project is to design and construct a Living Building Challenge Certified environmental classroom and research facility on the grounds of Nuthatch Hollow. The facility, about 2,000 to 2,500 square feet in size, will act as a hub for environmental classes and research within the broader Nuthatch preserve. At a symbolic level, the building will act as a physical manifestation of Binghamton University’s core values and mission, especially as they relate to preparing students to live effectively in a time of change and helping them actively create a more sustainable, resilient world.

The primary function of the facility will be for teaching and research for the Environmental Studies Program. In addition to this the facility will be available for other gatherings and may be used during the summer months for community based educational programs.

DESIGN TEAM
Architect:
Ashley McGraw Architects, D.P.C.
www.ashleymcgraw.com

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer:
Pathfinder Engineers & Architects LLP
www.pathfinderengineers.com

Structural Engineer:
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering
www.ryanbiggs.com

Landscape Architect:
Binghamton University