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Le Moyne College Science Addition Receives Two Design Awards

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … The Le Moyne College Science Center Addition recently received two design awards, one for Outstanding Design in the post-secondary category in the 2012 American School and University Architectural Portfolio and the other from the Central New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Angled to the south to capitalize upon solar resources, the building maximizes the use of sunlight for solar thermal heat and the harvest of best quality sunlight for daylight use. The building also features an “energy wall” that combines day lighting, solar preheating of building ventilation air, direct solar gain through glazing, and indirect gain and thermal storage via trombe walls.

The Architectural Portfolio has been the industry’s most recognized awards program for education design excellence for 30 years. Published in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, this prestigious competition celebrates architects and educational institutions for their achievements in outstanding school design. Visit viewer.zmags.com/publication/98b3af6e#/98b3af6e/1 to see the entire portfolio issue.

Earlier this month at an awards dinner at Syracuse University, Ashley McGraw, the building’s architectural firm, was honored with a design award from the local AIA chapter. The building won accolades for its sustainable measures and for its design which “melds well with existing campus architecture, while remaining distinctive.”

The $20 million, 48,000-square-foot addition opened in January 2012. The building was designed and constructed under principles of sustainability, adopted by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is expected to earn certification at the gold level under the national Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program.

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posted on: 11/30/2012