HOK’s Thomas Knittel shared the story of Project Haiti, the design of a LEED Platinum replacement orphanage in Port-au-Prince, on Nov. 14 at Greenbuild in San Francisco. The presentation featured Roger Limoges, USGBC vice president of organizational development, and Gina Duncan, executive director of Fondation Enfant Jesus.
From left to right in this photo from Greenbuild are Knittel, Duncan, USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, HOK’s Mary Ann Lazarus and Limoges.
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By Thomas Knittel, AIA, LEED® AP
The New Year always causes one to reflect on the recent past, but especially so today, the two-year anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. I have been fortunate to work with a dedicated group of volunteers at HOK to design a children’s center and orphanage in Port-au-Prince. Earlier this week, we presented our latest design to the client, Fondation Enfant Jesus, as well as to the U.S. Green Building Council. The results were very positive.
Our collective goal to create a nurturing and restorative place is taking shape. In many ways, though, this project is more difficult than the large, …
A big thanks to Harvard Magazine for featuring our work with the Biomimicry Guild (check out previous posts we’ve done about those amazing folks here, here, and here). We’re so proud to have our very own Thomas Knittel, in our New York office, featured in the article and even to have received a little holla over at Planetizen.
Stay tuned for more on the HOK projects they featured in the future here on HOKLife… pretty great things are happening!