September 6, 2023
This Project Showcase features the Bush School's new Upper School building. The building and landscape serve as a learning laboratory, maximizing natural light and healthy materials, conserving water and energy, and incorporating green stormwater systems. Notably, the structure utilizes mass plywood decking and panels to reduce embodied carbon and optimize construction efficiency. A unique aspect of this project was how the parent community strongly advocated for a building that is designed to address our climate crisis and also how the budgeting was set up so that Passive House design was a protected resource that could not be reduced or value engineered out of the building. Our presenters are Brendan Connolly (Mithun), Dan Swaab (Mithun), and David Mead (PAE).