Sustainable Built Environments in Northwest, LEED Program
October 6 through November 22, 2005
Sustainability applies to our culture, the environment and economics; success is tied to their integration. Part of the University's long history of focusing on the environment has been the relationship of art in the landscape as exemplified by specific works in the Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Convinced that the great rules of architecture - aesthetic design and space design - can be integrated with "green building" issues, the Western Gallery in partnership with the NW Chapter of American Institute of Architects organized this architectural exhibition, which provides demonstrations of such strategies as reduction of urban sprawl, onsite water treatment, renewable energy, and recycling of material, highlighting approximately 50 projects in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia that have been certified under the LEED [Leadership, Energy and Environmental Design] program.