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Choate Rosemary Hall hired New York firm, Robert A.M. Stern Architects to design the Kohler Environmental Center. The new 32,000sf academic and residential facility will accommodate up to 20 students for a total-immersion environmental living experience. As students live at the center and take their classes and meals there, the building will offer them control of their own environment; feedback from the building's monitoring systems will enable them to teach themselves important lessons about how to live sustainably and responsibly. The project will pursue LEED Platinum certification as well as net-zero energy usage.
Vermeulens scope of work included estimates during the schematic and design development stages as well as reconciliation and value engineering.
Completed in 2012
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
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