The George W. Bush Presidential Center was built to the highest environmental standards, earning Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) program in March 2013. It is the first presidential center to achieve LEED status. As a part of their certification for LEED, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh andRobert A.M. Stern Architects, used Black Locust Lumber, U.S.A. to provide over 300 pieces of premium-grade Black Locust bridge decking. Each piece of premium black locust was inspected for its aesthetic qualities, while maintaining its 100 percent natural durability. The unaltered beauty of the wood accents the natural landscaping of the library, thus forming a naturally serene atmosphere and space.
Frick Environmental Center | Pittsburgh, PA
Central European University | Budapest, Hungary
Dublin-based O'Donnell + Tuomey collaborated with the Hungarian architectural, firm M-Teampannon, to refurbish and enhance Budapest's Central European University – a U.S.- and Hungarian-accredited graduate school which focuses on social sciences and humanities. The 34€ million project plans include a five-story library, a cafe and an expanded auditorium and a rooftop terrance featuring BLL USA's patent-pending Black Locust Permeable Pavers.
Facebook Headquarters | Menlo Park, CA
Facebook's new Menlo Park headquarters was designed by world-renown architect Frank Gehry, the 430,000-square-foot space, spread over 22 acres, is LEED-certified. The 9-acre green roof includes Black Locust Lumber, U.S.A.'s premium grade lumber for the walk/runways. It is the biggest open space in the World and can fit 2,800 people. The rooftop park includes a half-mile loop and was inspired by the Highline in New York City. It will also be home to cafes and full-sized trees.
Chatham University | Pittsburgh, PA
Looped In Benches | Philadelphia, PA
Black Locust Lumber, U.S.A provided premium-grade Black Locust for Looped In’s custom outdoor benches. Designed by University City District’s Nathan F. Hommel of Philadelphia, the benches serve as a place of gathering for public spaces. The portable “pop-up” structures conceptualize art and functionality.
The Center for Global Conservation, Bronx Zoo | Bronx N.Y.
The Bronx Zoo’s commitment to protecting and preserving wildlife contributed to their decision to choose Black Locust for their new headquarters facility. Black Locust Lumber, U.S.A. provided custom finished wood for siding and sun baffles. The LEED Gold certified Center and 2013 Urban Land Institute Aware Recipient provides administrative offices for the organization and a research center within the zoo.
399 Freemont | San Fransisco, CA
The BodyHoliday Spa and Resort | St. Lucia
The Episcopal Academy Newtown | Township, PA
Black Locust Lumber, U.S.A. to provide material for The Episcopal Academy's new tennis pavilion. The project, designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architechs, was built into the hillside to blend the structure seamlessly into the landscape. Black Locust decking was used for the outdoor viewing platform of the tennis pavilion.
Railroad Park | Birmingham, AL
The Eastgate Emporium, part of Birmingham, Alabama's new 19 acre Railroad Park, is a covered event space made to resemble a railroad depot, with several rectangular, free-standing structures paneled in Black Locust to resemble box cars. The 2012 Urban Land Institute Award Recipient for Open Space, Railroad Park’s facilities will include public restrooms, a food-prep area (for event catering), the Dining Car Bistro, the foundation office and a ranger/security office.
Via Verde | Bronx, NY
At the heart of the Via Verde Bronx Project is a dynamic garden and series of green roofs that serve as the organizing architectural element and identity for the community. There are a series of green roofs. The facade features aluminum, cement, and wood panels with panoramic windows, sunshades, and courtyard balconies. Black Locust Lumber, U.S.A. supplied the project with premium-grade material. The Via Verde project was named 1 of 20 global project recognized for it revitalization and redevelopment of an urban neighborhood by the Urban Land Institute (ULI).