Sustainability at the Bronx Zoo: An Owner's Perspective

Presented by: Susan A. Chin, AIA, Vice President of Planning and Design & Chief Architect, Wildlife Conservation Society

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.0 Hours

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Course release date: February, 2012.

This course demonstrates how the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has created and implemented a holistic strategy for sustainability, and how understanding a client’s perspective on the integration of project development and sustainability enhances an architect's ability to be responsive to their clients' needs. Three case studies of recent projects at the Bronx Zoo illustrate an integrated design approach to diverse projects with vastly different programs and showcase how simplicity can achieve beautiful architecture, green design and serve as a sustainability educational tool that engage over 2 million visitors: a restoration of the historic Lion House that illustrates the challenges of green design in preservation and multiple species clients; the Center for Global Conservation, a new LEED Gold building that is fully integrated into a park setting and speaks strongly to the WCS mission; and the Eco restroom. After multiple years of operation, there are lessons learned on all three that will inform owners and educate architects.

This course is presented in high definition video and is available on computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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Course Prices: $30 AIA members, $40 non-members

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