The AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment (COTE) has awarded the Bertschi School Living Science Building first place in its 2012 What Makes It GREEN? Awards. COTE developed the WMIG award program to recognize and learn from the best in sustainable design and promote sustainable building practices. The award winners were announced at the What Makes it GREEN? Awards event held April 18, 2012 at Seattle City Hall.
Bertschi School’s Living Science Building was designed by KMD Architects and was a notable collaboration between the school and the Restorative Design Collective, a multi-disciplinary team comprised of leading green building professionals from the Pacific Northwest, including GeoEngineers. One of Washington State’s greenest new buildings, the Living Science Building won LEED® Gold certification and is on track to be the first certified Living Building in the state.