Merit Award Engine Company 109: Chicago Fire Dept, Chicago, IL Category: Institutional Firm: DLR Group; Steve Cavanaugh, ALA Contractor: George Sollitt The Chicago Fire Department’s Engine Company 109 facility employs a geothermal well field in concert with a high-performance envelope and intelligent day lighting controls to achieve a remarkable 41% reduction in modeled energy use compared to the previous, LEED silver certified Engine Company 121 facility, built in 2009. Photo: Connor Steinkamp
Merit Award Michigan Technological University Great Lakes Research Center, Houghton, MI Category: Institutional Firm: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. Contractor: Granger Construction Company The new 54,800-sf, multi-story Great Lakes Research Center supports and enhances freshwater biological, chemical, and physical research; instruction; and outreach in waterrelated studies. With a prominent waterfront location connecting to Lake Superior, MTU is well-positioned to advance research into the Great Lakes.
Photo: Andrew Schwallier
Merit Award Private Residence, Grand Junction, CO Category: Residential 1 Firm: GMK Architecture, Inc. Jim Gempler, ALA - Architect; Dan Wolter - Project Architect Contractor: Lopez Construction and Design, Inc. Inspired by the rugged beauty of this Colorado high desert site, abstract rock forms link together with simple roof planes, to frame the stunning views in all directions. The natural beauty of this idyllic landscape is as much a part of this home, as the bold geometry of its architecture. Photo: Jim Gempeler
LICENSED ARCHITECT • VOL 16 NO. 4 • WINTER 2012
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