Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Conceptual "Living Building" Project Displays Integrated Design, Sustainability and Innovation


SEATTLE – Dec. 3, 2008 – Weber Thompson today announced that Eco-Laboratory, a conceptual high-rise project designed by four young designers at the firm, won the 2008 Natural Talent Design Competition at Greenbuild the USGBC's annual International Conference and Expo in Boston.

Eco-Laboratory is a theoretical project set at the corner of Western Avenue and Vine Street in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, adjacent to the historic Belltown Cottage Park and the Belltown P-Patch, a community garden. The conceptual design envisions a residential building and expanded garden, merging the existing neighborhood amenities – such as the neighborhood market, vocational training facility and a public sustainability educational center – into a financially viable residential development.