How Local Governments Are Transforming Green Building Policies — and How to Prepare
August 18, 2022 | By Emily Low and Abram Goodrich
The U.S. government’s recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes unprecedented investments in green buildings, including rebates and incentives to ensure that buildings are highly efficient and resilient. It would be easy to assume that this forward-looking legislation applies only to new buildings, but some of its most important provisions are actually aimed at providing pathways for existing buildings to assess tax deductions for retrofits.
Studio Daniel Libeskind: Project selected for the number 65 of December 2022National Holocaust Monument
The Monument will honor the millions of innocent men, women and children who were murdered under the Nazi regime and recognize those survivors who were able to eventually make Canada their home. The Monument is an experience that combines architecture, art, landscape and scholarship in ways that create an-ever changing engagement with one of the darkest chapters of human history while conveying a powerful message of humanity’s enduring strength and survival. Through an international design competition, Lord Cultural Resources and its multidisciplinary and multicultural team, was selected to create the Monument for the Government of Canada. “It has been an honour to be entrusted with the responsibility of achieving this Monument with our incredible team and to create a place of meaning and value for Holocaust survivors and all Canadians,” said Gail Lord of Lord Cultural Resources.
Studio Libeskind is an international architecture practice headquartered in New York City. The Studio is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers.
Daniel and his partner Nina Libeskind established Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Studio Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment.
Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXCollaborative Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School’s new home spans approximately 492,000 square feet across two buildings
that reflect the fast-paced, high-tech, and highly social character of business in the 21st century. The two
new facilities, Henry R. Kravis Hall and David Geffen Hall, double the School’s current square footage,
creating multifunctional spaces that foster a sense of community—spaces where students, faculty, alumni,
and practitioners can gather to exchange ideas. The design of both buildings recognizes that creativity,
innovation, and communication—skills often nurtured in informal environments—are as crucial to
business school pedagogy as the traditional, quantitative skills taught in a classroom. The building
organization shuffles alternating floors of faculty offices with student learning spaces in the eleven-story
Kravis Hall and floors for administrative offices and learning spaces in the eight-story Geffen Hall. The
shuffled program is expressed in each building’s façade with systems tailored to the populations and
uses. The school’s internal spaces are organized around intersecting networks of circulation and
collaborative learning environments that extend up vertically through each building, linking spaces of
teaching, socializing, and studying, to create a continuous space of learning and interaction that remains
vibrant 24 hours a day.