As a part of their Summer Internship experience at HOK Chicago, seven students were encouraged foster their Sustainable Design knowledge by taking part in the 2008 Life Cycle Building Design Competition. The international competition is sponsored by West Coast green, the United States EPA, BMRA, AIA and Southface. The Competition had over 60 entries in two different categories, Building and Innovation. The HOK Chicago interns won 1st place in the Innovation Category and won the Outstanding Achievement award across all categories for the competition. They will receive free passes to this years’ West Coast Green Conference in San Jose where their design boards will be on display and their achievement will be recognized. Their winning design will be published in numerous magazines selected by the competition organizers.
The coordinators of the internship program, Whitney Evans and Daimian Hines, worked with Chicago Sustainable Design Leader, Colin Rohlfing, to integrate the competition and various other sustainable design activities into the summer intern program.
Summer interns, Jeremy Anterola [Planning], Soo Mi Choi [Architecture], Shaney Gomez [Planning], Chris Housley [Architecture], Alison Lang [Architecture], Howard Mack [Architecture] and Kristen Page [Interiors] all participated in the competition. It was a truly collaborative process, executed by multiple disciplines within HOK. Congratulations to all of those involved!