Apr 16, 2011

MS Sustainable Design Students Showcase '21st Century Schools'

While sustainability may conjure up images of recycling bins or solar panels for some, the students in the M.S. Sustainable Design at Philadelphia University define the concept in much broader terms — as seen in their semester-long projects, on display earlier this week in the SEED Center.

Working in teams of four to eight students each, the graduate-student designers produced detailed site plans to build “21st century schools” on a former industrial site in southwest Philadelphia. Each team had to design buildings that far exceed LEED standards for environmental efficiency while still adhering to tight cost restraints and the physical limitations of the site — in other words a “real world” project.

Teams developed designs to meet elementary, middle school, high school and college program requirements.

See full article on PhilaU Today

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