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Programs and events have been canceled or postponed until further notice.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery as soon as we can.

Please enjoy our virtual exhibitions.

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.