AIA and COTE select the Iowa Utilities Board by BNIM as a recipient of the Top Ten Plus
- Sustainable Architecture
- AIA and COTE select the Iowa Utilities Board by BNIM as a recipient of the Top Ten Plus
This year’s recognition of the real sustainability of one of the past AIA/COTE Top Ten Projects Award recipients goes to the Iowa Utilities Board/Office of the Consumer Advocate Office Building.
This project was designed by BNIM, a large architecture firm headquartered in Kansas City, and received the award in 2012. It is located in the State of Iowa Complex, and the project is an infill development of a former landfill.
In keeping with its use as home to the agency defending consumer interests and regulating power, water and telecommunications utilities, the building is even more efficient than originally envisaged.
Real-time data is measured for proven sustainability, a true model for environmentally aware development. All the result of long-sighted design choices, including volume alignment, stormwater treatment systems and sunshades that can be controlled to adjust the natural lighting to real needs.
A true showpiece of sustainable design!
Project: BNIM, www.bnim.com
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Images: Sinclair, Assassi and BNIM - Courtesy of AIA