Sustainability is central to good design.
AJRC is a leader in green design. We are always mindful of how our built environment can impact the world in which we live. Our goal is to influence and promote good stewardship of the environment through sustainable design concepts in all of our projects.
Consideration for site orientation, envelope / fenestration and building systems have long been integral to a successful building, even prior to LEED becoming commonplace in the lexicon of architectural and engineering objectives.
One example of our proactive green design methodology is the UofL Clinical Translational Research Building, a $140 million project. We were asked to pursue LEED certification for the project after construction had already started. Two floors of the concrete structure were already erected at the time. However, due to the foresight within the standard practices of the design and construction team, the project achieved LEED Gold certification - the first LEED certified research building in Kentucky.