Marc, today's charrette was terrific. Thank you for your truly generous collaboration. You've caused me to turn a mental corner. Until recently, I thought that that to do really intelligent buildings, we'd need the right clients, the right engineers, and a premium budget. Thanks to you, I now believe that to do intelligent buildings all we need is INTELLIGENCE!—and the guts to ask the simple questions until we get the answers, and the courage of our convictions to persuade others...

We can do this and it will change things. You've empowered us. Thanks. –Ellen

Green Assessment and Peer Review

You’re partway through your project and you want an independent assessment of the design – is it taking advantage of all the opportunities available?  We’ve done this for the owners and also for architects.  We’ll quickly get up to speed on the project and its objectives and constraints, and then review the material that has been generated to that point in the process.  We often find opportunities to improve the design, many times at no net cost increase.  We’ll coach the design team how to move forward to capture these improvements.  Sometimes we’ll come back in later to do a progress check.

Green Assessment/Peer Review Case Studies

  • Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Dartmouth College Whittemore Hall