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Sustainable Rotterdam

The city is re-inventing itself

Hithum, Sustainable Architecture

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Bert Gregory is President & CEO of Mithun, a Seattle-based architecture, design and planning firm leader in resource sensitive and sustainable design. Recently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), selected three of the firm's projects among the top ten United States green buildings, however the firm is best known for its design of the REI stores and IslandWood, the innovative environmental learning center on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

The guys at BetterBricks interviewed Bert Gregory about the current status of sustainable design and architecture. Highly recommended if you're in the business.

  • "The future of green design is truly in broad-based systems like large-scale city planning"
  • "Knowledge, values and economics are the keys to moving projects toward sustainability"
  • "Education of architects, designers and engineers in sustainable design has accelerated exponentially because our clients are demanding it"
  • "Whether from the private or public sector, our clients are generally very clear about what they value in a project. Healthy buildings are at the top of their list"
Recommended - Resource Guide for Sustainable Development in an Urban Environment, edited by Mithum in collaboration with the Urban Environmental Institute.

Interview With Bert Gregory
BetterBricks Sustainable Design articles
Via Land + Living

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