December 2012: New Project Portfolio
New L.A. Fire Station makes sparks along Hollywood Boulevard; senior memory care center opens its doors to Wisconsin communities; and expansion adds 760,000-sf facility to children’s of Alabama hospital.
New location in Lower Manhattan earns LEED Gold for Arup’s office
After relocating to a larger space in January 2012, the New York City office of engineering and consulting firm Arup received LEED Gold certification in October. The 100,000-sf space in Lower Manhattan consists of four floors connected by an internal stairway. Extensive use of LED lighting and daylighting cuts energy consumption, and low-flow toilets contribute to the office’s water efficiency. The project also received points for responsible materials procurement, such as a timber wall in the reception area that was repurposed from the Coney Island boardwalk.