Congratulations to Fahed Baker, M.Arch '17 and Timothy Applebee, M.Arch '18.
The Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) is a chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), which covers the State of Connecticut. We are committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world. Every day USGBC is helping advance spaces that are better for the environment and healthier for us to live, work and play in.
Each year, CTGBC recognizes outstanding green building projects in Connecticut. On November 2nd, the 2017 CT Green Building Awards celebration was held at the Alexion Pharmaceuticals Center in New Haven, Ct. Two projects were selected by the CTGBC Awards Jury to receive the 2017 Student Project Award of Honor (Fahed Baker - Trumbull Rise, Hartford), the highest award in the Student category, and the 2017 Student Project Award of Merit (Timothy Applebee - The Carpenter's Tower, Hartford). We had many great submissions across the board this year, but the efforts of these two students stood out to the jury.
Both projects were developed as part of integrated design and technology courses, taught by Associate Professor Ted Sawruk and Assistant Professor Seth Holmes. The designs submitted to the CTGBC are high-rise residential towers proposed for Bushnell Park in the Architectural Studio I (ARC 511), advised by Professor Sawruk. These LEED sustainable designs also integrated coursework from Advanced Building Systems (ARC 513), instructed by Professor Holmes.