Project profile: Chatham University Eden Hall Campus

Apr 19, 2017

After receiving the donation of 388-acre Eden Hall Farm north of Pittsburgh, Chatham University conceived an audacious goal to create the world’s first net-positive campus. Home of the Falk School of Sustainability, Eden Hall Campus generates more energy than it uses, is a water resource, produces food, recycles nutrients, and supports habitat and healthy soils while developing the next generation of environmental stewards. Linked buildings, landscapes, and infrastructure support an active and experiential research environment. New building forms, outdoor gathering spaces, and integrated artwork complement and interpret natural site systems, while making cutting-edge sustainable strategies transparent and explicit.

Chatham University Eden Hall Campus; Richland Township, Pennsylvania; Mithun

Building program type(s): Education–College/University (campus-level), Food Service–Restaurant/Cafeteria, Laboratory, Lodging–Residence Hall/Dormitory, Public Assembly–General

(2017 AIA COTE Top Ten award recipient)

AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects

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