Sustainable Design Features in Research Facilities
Robert E. Barr, Thomas
E. Goulden, George
Hellmuth, Stuart Lewis, and
Rohit Saxena, HOK
There were 2 posters covering this topic.
One of the HOK's core values has been its commitment to putting
into practice new ideas for sustainability. HOK's Science + Technology
group has been very successful at the integration of sustainable
design principles in laboratory design projects. The approach to
sustainability takes into account some of the simple strategies
that can be adapted very easily on laboratory projects to provide
long term benefits to the project, environment and the occupants.
HOK's commitment to sustainability has resulted in having the highest
numbers of LEED accredited professionals of any design firm
in the US. Sustainability is incorporated in most of HOK's projects
whether or not LEED certification is sought by the client.
Our objective with this poster session is to highlight two projects
that were built using key elements of our integrated sustainable
design approach and awarded LEED Silver Certification.
We hope to outline the few simple strategies that resulted in enhanced
performance of the labs. Labs being inherently big users of energy
a great deal of focus during the design was in selecting systems
with the best life cycle costs and integrating wise planning in
the laboratories that allow greater flexibility and improved environment
for the users. By providing daylighting in all occupied spaces,
and choosing materials to improve the indoor air quality and the
use of personal environmental controls, the lab design can enhance
productivity without major impact to the project budget.
Our goal is to make every HOK design environmentally sensitive,
continually building on our experience and advancing design methods
and technology to improve the practice of design as a whole. In
so doing, we are to playing a major role in the shaping of the design
and construction industry for the good of future generations.
Robert E. Barr, AIA,
has served as Chief Administrative Officer for the HOK Washington,
DC office since 1983 and has been associated with HOK since 1963.
During this time, he has gained experience in all phases of the
architectural process, including design, production, construction
services, and interior architecture. He has participated in a wide
variety of architectural projects. Mr. Barr is an especially talented
executive whose leadership was critical to the success of many award
winning HOK projects.
Thomas E. Goulden,
AIA, is a Vice President and Project Manager with HOK's Science
+ Technology Group. Mr. Goulden's diverse professional experience
includes research and development facilities, high performance office
buildings, and educational facilities. As a senior project manager,
he is responsible for project coordination and schedules, program
development, contract documents and team leadership.
AIA, is a Senior Principal in the HOK Washington, DC office and
one of the leaders of the HOK Science + Technology Group. He is
responsible for the commitment of resources to project teams and
has an outstanding reputation for leadership and management of large
scale technical and operations facilities.
Rohit Saxena, AIA,
is an officer with Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK) and brings
over 19 years of experience in planning and managing technically
oriented projects with special emphasis on research and educational
projects. The majority of his experience has been involved in projects
on university campuses in the south east. He most recently served
as a project manager for the Whitehead Biomedical Building at Emory
University, Atlanta that was awarded United States Green Building
Council (USGBC's) LEED Silver certification in 2001. He is
a LEED accredited professional and is actively involved in
sustainable issues for HOK and their clients.