- COLLABORATION: studioMLA
Situated on a sloping site, a 25 foot grade change on the parcel allows for an interactive site berm, protecting children from the neighbors, and the street with the low-profile 1-story building from the front. The curve design at the rear of the building hugs the adjacent wooded conservation forest with a 2-story overlook in the treetops. With a goal of LEED Platinum, and using sustainability as a teaching tool, the building has incorporated several sustainable elements including: Geothermal well-field, rainwater harvesting, bilateral daylighting, native plants, radiant heating/cooling flooring with natural ventilation, LEFE charging stations, and PV panels.
- DATE: 2016
- CLIENT: MedImmune
- STATE: Finished
- LOCATION: Gaithersburg, MD. United States