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" If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals eating and drinking them into the very marrow of our bones, - we had better know something about their nature and their power."

Rachel Carson | Naturalist

WMS BOATHOUSE AT CLARK PARK | CHICAGO, ILL.

A revitalization initiative of the Chicago River as a large movement towards ecological and recreational demands a clean up of the river, so the evolution of the WMS Boathouse project at Clark Park.
Sustainable Black Locust Lumber Decking evolved at the edge of the waters for the many avid rowers and boat enthusiasts to create a long black locust lumber wooden walkway for on and off access to the river.

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Awards

2014 AIA CHICAGO: Citation of Merit + Distinguished Bldg.
2015 Architizer A+ Award
2016 AIA Award For Architecture and Urban Design
2016 AIA Institute Honor Award For Architecture
2016 LEED Silver

WMS Boathouse at Clark Park
WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

PHIPPS CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE - PHIPPS CONSERVATORY

The 1st and only building in the world to meet the 5 of the highest certifications. Most recently, Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous green building standard was achieved.

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Awards

2012 LEED Platinum
2015 Living Building Challenge
2016 1st SITES Platinum | 4 Stars
2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Greenest Projects
2016 1st WELL Building Platinum
2020 1st Certified BREEAM | 1st Outstanding In-Use Building in the USA.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

RAILROAD PARK - BIRMINGHAM, AL.

The most utilized open green space in the City of Birmingham, AL. The 19 acre urban park, known as “Birmingham’s Living Room”, Black Locust Lumber siding specified for its longevity, endurance and natural rot resistance. BLACK LOCUST LUMBER siding was the leading source of sustainable building materials in this modern structure.

Awards

2012 ULI Open Space Award
2018 Voted “Best Park In The USA”, Money Magazine
Railroad park
Railroad park

BROOKLYN BOTANICAL GARDENS VISITOR CENTER - BROOKLYN, NY.

This high profile project was comprised of Black Locust Lumber’s, sustainable Decking, in addition CitiLog Newark Up-cycling of Gingko Trees on the Site (CitiLog Newark) has 2 You Tube Commercials link them here which were manufactured for interior wall panels for the exhibition space. An innovative and sustainable design of biodiversity in an urban public space.

Awards

2013 AIA NY State Design Award
2013 The Municipal Art Society MasterWorks Award
2013 Best New Urban Amenity
2013 National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency
2013 NY American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape + Living Roof
2014 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture
2015 AIA New York Design Awards.
Boardwalk and Decking
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens | NYC

HERON HALL - BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

A private residence, of Jason McClennan, Founder of The International Living Future Institute. Black Locust Lumber supplied the exterior ProFlow Permeable Pavers for parking surfaces allowing the proper drainage and reducing effects of erosion. ProFlow Permeable pavers naturally rot resistant, reduce heat island, and sequesters carbon.

Award

2017 Petal Certified
HERON HALL - BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
HERON HALL - BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

WCS CENTER FOR GLOBAL CONSERVATION AT THE BRONX ZOO | BRONX, NY

Wildlife Conservation Society is a sustainable, global, worldwide center whose focus is to research to preserve wildlife in wild places. WCS, was committed to sustainable practices by way of environmentally efficient architecture, operations, and materials. Black Locust Lumber Siding + Black Locust Brise Soleil with the wide lovers were the chosen, naturally rot resistant materials with longevity of 50+ years in service.

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Awards

2010 LEED Gold | US Green Building Council
2010 Architect Magazine Citation, Bond Category (Institutional, Cultural, + Religious).
2010 Society of American Registered Architects Design Award of Honor.
2010 AIA New York State Award of Merit.
2010 Environmental Design + Construction Magazine Excellence in Design-Institutional.
2011 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum
The WCS Center for Global Conservation | Bronx Zoo
The WCS Center for Global Conservation | Bronx Zoo

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN VISITOR + ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - FLUSHING, NY

This 1st, City of New York, LEED Platinum public space project, whose primary focus was to reduce the environmental footprint with an innovative approach to promote sustainability with the public buildings in NYC. Upcyling Trees on this site, was also another ecological and sustainable method to bring back the trees as lumber and created finished outdoor site furnishings. Black Locust Lumber’s Decking was supplied to the entrance way of the building and also included sustainable Black Locust Lumber for the Brise Soleil on the Exterior Glass large window of the Visitor Center.

Awards

2004 New York City Green Building Design Award
2007 Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Award
2008 US EPA Environmental Quality Award
2008 AIA NY Chapter Building Type Awards, Sustainability Honor
2008 AIA New York State Award of Excellence
2008 AIA COTE Committee On The Environment Top Ten Green Projects
2009 PM Engineer Magazine Excellence in Design Award.
Queens Botanical Gardens | NYC
Queens Botanical Gardens | NYC

JOHN W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse | General Services (GSA) | Boston, MA.

This iconic, art deco, historic styled building was renovated to a successful modern space built to achieve LEED Gold Certification. The key design element of the project is a new, 2 level greenroof with a panoramic view of the City of Boston . A Black Locust Lumber Pergola was constructed as a shade component on the rooftop as well as a Black Locust Lumber Deck area for outdoor seating. From the greenroof, to the sustainable black locust lumber products, to the solar energy and stormwater management, makes this award winning project of 700,000 SF of restoration + adaptive use a premiere showcase of sustainable architecture at its best.


Awards

LEED Gold Preservation, Society for History in the Federal Government Award
Real Property Innovation Award
GSA Achievement U.S. Dept. of Energy Award | Federal Energy and Property Management Award

Building Project of the Year Award For Renovation / Modernization Greater than $100 Million, Construction Management Association of America (New England) Sustainable Partner of the Year Award,

GSA Region 1 Office Renovation Team Energy STAR Award
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Silver Reconstruction Award, Building Design + Construction Magazine
John W. McCormack Post Office and Federal CourtHouse | Boston, MA
John W. McCormack Post Office and Federal CourtHouse | Boston, MA

CEU Building | Central European University | Budapest, Hungary

This award winning, higher education new campus in the heart of Budapest has been long promoting sustainability in higher education. Completed in 2016, BREEAM status was achieved. BREEAM, is the world’s leading assessment method for sustainable buildings.

This leading, global university decided to make sure that the principles of green architecture would make a significant statement and surpass all standards in construction and design. CEU achieved a “ Very Good” status, based on BREEAM, which means no parking spaces, smart hydration, support recycling, a black locust ProFlow permeable paver system on the rooftop , garden, and energy efficiency heating and cooling.


Awards

Leading Green Building Development & Developer | Skanska Nordic Light Environmental Social and Sustainability Award (ESSA)
Campus Redevelopment Project of Central European University -CEU Best Office Power Broker Team – Cushman & Wakefield Best Property Management Company -Cushman & Wakefield
CIJ Awards Hungary 2016
CEU | Budapest, Hungary
CEU | Budapest, Hungary

Stroud™ Water Research Center | Moorhead Environmental Complex | Avondale, PA.

A premiere, non-profit environmental research institutions, one of the best in the world. Stroud™ Water Research teaches education in watershed restoration, rainwater capture, and wetland treatment of wastewater. The Center has been pioneering research in the field of freshwater science for over 45 years. This incredible work has produced valuable information on how streams and rivers function. The LEED Platinum certification was achieved through various metrics such as stormwater management using natural landscaping, geothermal radiant heating and cooling systems, composting toilets and a green roof.

Black Locust Lumber Brise Soleil, a shading element on the exterior windows of this LEED Platinum building, is a simple and sustainable solution for reducing solar gain to lower cost and creating sustainable benefits.


Awards

2009 LEED Platinum Certification, U.S. Green Building Council
2013 Best Stormwater Control Measure Project Award, Temple Villanova Sustainable Stormwater Initiative
2016 Excellence in GSI Award, SBN and GSI Partners.
Stroud Water Research Center | Moorhead Environmental Complex | Avondale, PA.
Stroud Water Research Center | Moorhead Environmental Complex | Avondale, PA.

399 Fremont | San Francisco, Ca

RoofTop Luxury Apartment and Penthouse living, 399 Fremont, a 42 Story Hi-Rise overlooking the San Francisco Bay is the ultimate cosmopolitan lifestyle.
The Black Locust Shade Structures Around the chaise lounges and pool are an exceptional architectural Element along with the creative Black Locust circular seating around the tropical planted areas.


Awards

2016 Award Of Merit Residential | Hospitality
ENR Global Best Award
399 Fremont | San Francisco, Ca
399 Fremont | San Francisco, Ca

ASSEMBLY at NORTH FIRST | GENSLER | SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Google’s 4th Campus development, Assembly at North First is located in San Jose, California. A redevelopment project by Gensler, a global Architecture firm, is a 27 acre campus has multi-corporate spaces which promotes collaborative workspaces, open green space with a car free areas and many amenities integrated into a sustainable built environment with elements of luxury and resort integrated into an office setting.

The Grove area with its pedestrian walkway has utilized Black Locust Lumber, ProFlow(trademark) permeable pavers are naturally rot resistant and are a stormwater management product which reduces the heat island effect, sequester carbon and are an alternative to the traditional concrete pavers.


Awards

LEED (registered mark) Gold Core + Shell ( Pending Status)
Google campus
Google campus

THE 606 BLOOMINGDALE TRAIL | CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT | MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURGH + ASSOCIATES

Black Locust Lumber supplied our premium Black Locust for Bench Seating all along the 2.7miles of this elevated railway viaduct much like The High Line of NYC. This sustainable renovation project was to convert the existing trail into green space as a landscaped parkland with the design of Michael Van Valkenburgh + Associates.

This exceptional urban railway would benefit the community to join multi neighborhoods together through this common redesign where people were once divided.


Awards

2015 Chicago Innovation Award | Peoples Choice
2015 City of Chicago | Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council Award
2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award | American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Section
2015 Illinois Association of Park Districts | Award for Best Intergovernmental Cooperation
2015 Helen Doria Arts in the Park Award | Arts Alliance Illinois
2016 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design
2016 Innovative Transportation Solutions Award | Women’s Transportation Seminar of Greater Chicago
2016 Transportation Award | March of Dimes of Illinois
2016 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design | American Planning Association
2016 Special Projects Award
CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT
CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT

WEST POINT FOUNDRY PRESERVE: Matthews Nielsen Architects

A historical site and nature preserve, this original foundry established in 1817 was key to manufacturing America’s first steam engines, locomotives and ironclad ships. New York CIty’s entire water pipes were also manufactured at the Foundry. The most reknown manufacturing was the Parrott gun canons which were considered instrumental to winning the Civil War.

Black Locust Lumber supplied the Robinia Boardwalk and Black Locust Site Furnishings within the Foundry. Black Locust is naturally rot resistant and requires no oils, or chemical additives to maintain its longevity.


Awards

2014 Honor Award- ASLA New York
2014 New York State Historic Preservation Award
2014 John Augustus Roebling Award for Contributions to Industrial Archeology
2015 Honor Award West Point Foundry Preserve Waterfront Center
2015 Chicago Innovation Award | Peoples Choice
2015 City of Chicago | Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council Award
2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award | American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Section
2015 Illinois Association of Park Districts | Award for Best Intergovernmental Cooperation
2015 Helen Doria Arts in the Park Award | Arts Alliance Illinois
2016 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design
2016 Innovative Transportation Solutions Award | Women’s Transportation Seminar of Greater Chicago
2016 Transportation Award | March of Dimes of Illinois
2016 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design | American Planning Association
2016 Special Projects Award
WEST POINT FOUNDRY PRESERVE
WEST POINT FOUNDRY PRESERVE

CHICAGO NAVY PIER | nARCHITECTS | JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS | CHICAGO

The 3,300 foot long, urban redevelopment of The Chicago Navy Pier, is one of the top ranked destinations in the Mid-West of the US. Back in the early 1900’s, it was well known as a major shipping hub and recreational spot along Lake Michigan waterfront. 100 years later, the Chicago Navy Pier was a prime entertainment and public recreational location. Rich in history, it has been revitalized and recognized as a major iconic landmark and a beacon of American history.

Black Locust Lumber sustainable, custom profiled handrail system within our Black Locust Site Furnishings, was manufactured and installed along the entire length of this waterfront project.

This SITES® awarded project also harvests its own rainwater and also incorporated the use of select plants to help to preserve existing trees that were on the original site.


Awards

2012-2016 1st Prize, International Competition with James Corner Field Operations. Architectural Structures – Wave Wall
INFO TOWER
Lake Pavilions and Kiosks 1st Prize, International Competition | Architizer A+ Awards Finalist, Mixed Use Commercial 2016 SITES® Gold Certification.
Chicago Navy Pier | Handrails
Chicago Navy Pier | Handrails

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