|GFS, Sustainable Urban Science Center, Philadelphia by SMP Architects|
|Monday, 06 June 2011 07:17|
This project is a state-of-the-art lab classroom building that celebrates green strategies including rainwater harvesting, green roofs, and raingarden landscapes.
Focusing the design on didactic opportunities, SMP Architects and the consultant team worked closely with the Germantown Friends School community to support student engagement in this laboratory for learning – within, around, and in some cases, on top of the facility. Embracing a “Science in Sight” vision for advancing sustainability through conversation and exploration, the design supports the school’s mission of lifelong learning and stewardship of the natural environment.
This article is part of our coverage of the 2011 CAE Educational Facility Design Award
|Last Updated on Thursday, 09 June 2011 08:50|