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Quote of the Day: George Baird On Sustainable Architecture

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Philip Merrill Environmental Center, subject of a major lawsuit George Baird was the most articulate professor I ever had; he once launched into a sentence, the length of a paragraph, that was so intricately constructed, with such an extraordinary vocabulary (I remember hearing the word "historicity" for the first time) that the entire lecture hall broke into spontaneous applause at the end of it. He is no slouch at sustainable design either, and writes in Architectural Record about recent legal problems that have affected so-called sustainable buildings, like the Philip Merrill Center. It was the first building to achieve LEED Platinum, and is now the subject of a monster lawsuit. (more on this at Chris Cheatham's Green Building Law Update ). George writes in the Architectural Record about what we can learn from this, and why architects should not keep their mouths shut instead of promoting sustainable design.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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