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Living Building at Georgia Tech Competition

Location: Atlanta, GA

​Size: 43,000 SF​


Budget: $18.6 Million

Green Features:
+Rigorous integrated design process to meet LBC cost & goals

+Iterative "early & often" energy and daylighting analysis

+First LBC to be built in Southeast

+Demonstrates net-positive urban living

Goal: Living Building Challenge

People We Worked With:

Howard Wertheimer

Project Info:

Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (along with Collins Cooper Carusi Architects in Atlanta and Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans) were among the three finalists in the competition which involved several renowned national and international firms. Located at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, this 43,000 SF, $18.6 mil. building will demonstrate a viable net-positive urban Living Building in the Southeast. The objectives of this project are to support a dynamic educational experience, provide a research platform and provide a public forum for community outreach on sustainability. From a rigorous design process involving more than 60 designs, the H+B team provided two distinct site and building design options vetted to meet the Living Building Challenge- complete with energy analysis, carbon footprint metrics, daylighting ratios, floor area ratios, and cost estimates.

Building Biography
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