Wednesday, December 3, 2008

School Filled With Light

The Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. chosen by Michelle and Barack Obama for their daughters, Malia (10) and Sasha (7) was one of The American Institute of Architecture's top ten green projects for 2007. The project included massive additions and some remodeling of historic buildings. The two biggest considerations in the design were the maximization of natural light and ease of ventilation. The changes were funded in part by a grant undertaken by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies to determine the effect of the school's new green design on the performance and health of students, teachers and staff, whom were asessed pre- and post project.
Nice choice.


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