HB Tour: King & King Architects New Headquarters
- King & King tours: 1200 Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 15 and 16
- Sign up for tour at the SyracuseCoE Help Desk (limit 20 people)
From Rick Fedrizzi President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, after touring King & King Architects’ new sustainable office building: “So many green building projects do something right. This building gets everything right…I thought it was stunning.”
This year, King & King Architects – one of the oldest architectural firms in the country – opened the doors to its new headquarters which is on target to be certified at a LEED Platinum status. The firm transformed a circa 1930 dilapidated warehouse into a showcase for sustainable design: raising the bar and setting a new standard for future “green” development in the Central New York region. Located at the edge of an economically challenged downtown neighborhood, the building has opened commercial development of this area of Syracuse, breathing life back to that community.
The property’s cutting edge sustainable features encompass: air quality, day lighting, roofing, heat reduction, ventilation, flooring, restrooms, parking areas and equipment. The building also provides a healthy, comfortable work environment for employees that increases productivity overall. The firm also uses the facility as an educational center, encouraging other businesses and groups to tour the building to see sustainable design in practice.
King & King Architects – the oldest architectural firm in New York State and the fourth oldest in the country - specializes in architectural design for higher education, K-12, healthcare and community organizations with a focus on sustainable design.
The Building at a Glance:
- 30,000 square feet
- $6 million project
- Designed by King & King Architects
- Uses 50% less energy and water than a typical new building: 80% less energy of a typical Syracuse, NY office building.
- 95% of the building’s original structure has been reused.
- More than 75% of construction waste was recycled or reused during the restoration.
- 30% more outside air is provided.
- All cleaning products used on-site are environmentally friendly.
- The healthy, comfortable and pleasant work environment results in increased employee satisfaction and productivity.
- As a building designed to meet LEED Platinum certification, energy and water bills are lower, greenhouse gas emissions are lower, and employees and visitors have less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins.