This volume illustrates the evolution of sustainable design process and thinking through the lens of BNIM’s work.
Introduction by Steve McDowell
BNIM Architects is one of the most important architectural firms working to redefine practice in the realm of green architecture today. As early pioneers in the arena of sustainable design, BNIM continues to shape the national and global agenda for responsible architecture and design excellence. Established in 1970, the firm has emerged nationally as a leading resource for established methodologies, innovative technologies and cutting-edge research in architecture, planning, landscape and workplace design. Their process is deeply rooted in the concept of integration, where clients and collaborators work together to create buildings and spaces that embrace the Triple Bottom Line – a balance of people, planet and prosperity.
This volume illustrates the evolution of sustainable design process and thinking through the lens of the firm’s work: from early pilot projects that defined the USGBC’s LEED rating system, to the first LEED Platinum project, to current work that goes beyond LEED’s highest standards to achieve Living Building status. Over 200 pages of photographs and sketches, from projects both designed and built, illustrate the integrated design process and the ways that it is changing the look and life our built environment.