Expertise Facility Types

CGA’S LEED Medal Count

Many CGA projects achieve LEED Certification:  As of April 2014, 27 facility design projects using Colin Gordon Associates had achieved LEED Certification, including six projects awarded the coveted LEED Platinum status, and 14 LEED Gold.  While LEED Certification is based on a variety of factors, requiring efforts by the entire team, there are a growing number of categories where an acoustical consultant can help create good acoustics for the point count.  Read on for some of the projects in each category.

LEED Platinum: 6 – Includes the following quite notable projects (and their architects):

  • Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (SmithGroupJJR Architects; also named 2014 “Lab of the Year” by R&D Magazine)
  • Building 2400 (Imaging and Nanofabrication Facility) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  (HOK Architects)
  • Science & Technology Building, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (SmithGroupJJR Architects)
  • Lewis Integrative Science Building (LISB), University of Oregon, Eugene (HDR Architecture)
  • The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, University of Colorado, Boulder (HDR Architecture)
  • AZ BioDesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (LAS Architects)

LEED Gold: 14

  • Ray and Dagmar Dolby Building, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Precision Measurement Laboratory (PML), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
  • National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS II), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
  • James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Addition to JILA Building, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Li Ka-Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
  • Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics & Diagnostics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Animal Health Diagnostic Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Stinson Remick Hall, University of Notre Dame
  • Eli and Edythe Broad California Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus, Los Angeles, CA
  • Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,  Berkeley, CA
  • USTAR BioInnovations Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), University of North Carolina / North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC
  • Exploration Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Science Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD

LEED Silver: 4

  • Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Nevada–Reno
  • Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
  • Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL
  • James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

 LEED Certified: 3

  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM
  • MESA MicroFab, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM
  • Belknap Research Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY