Project profile: Center for Sustainable Landscapes
The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is an education, research, and administration facility at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Designed to be the greenest building in the world, it generates all of its own energy and treats all storm and sanitary water captured on-site. The CSL meets four of the highest green certifications: the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum, WELL Building Platinum, and Four-Stars Sustainable SITES. As an integral part of the Phipps visitor experience, the CSL focuses attention on the important intersection between the built and natural environments, demonstrating that human and environmental health are inextricably connected.
Building program type(s): Education – General, Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf, Public Assembly – Recreation
Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; The Design Alliance Architects
(2016 AIA COTE Top Ten award recipient)