May 2012: New Projects Portfolio
Children’s hospital in Baltimore; shopping center development outside Chicago; Cornell College of Human Ecology’s new sustainable building.
Cornell’s College of Human Ecology moves into new sustainable facility
The 89,000-sf Human Ecology Building at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., was built to integrate with the College of Human Ecology’s existing facilities. The project included a three-story academic/laboratory building, a commons linking the new structure to adjacent areas, and a parking garage. The building provides research laboratories, studios for drawing and design, a display gallery, community spaces, and administrative offices. Targeting LEED Platinum certification, sustainable features include automatic ventilation, green roofing, and electric vehicle charging stations. The Building Team consisted of architecture and planning firm Gruzen Samton • IBI Group, of New York City; civil engineers T.G. Miller, P.C., Ithaca, N.Y.; and construction manager LeChase Construction Services LLC, headquartered in Rochester, N.Y.