Preston M. Green Hall at Washington University School of Engineering
Clayco completed construction on Washington University’s Preston M. Green Hall, a four-story, 84,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that provides additional research facilities crucial to the continued development of the university’s strategic plan. Additional space is included for the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES), and Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE). Green Hall connects with Brauer Hall on all three levels of its west façade. The two wings of Green Hall are connected by a gate that leads to the intersection of Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway. The project is a concrete structure featuring a granite and limestone façade to match the Collegiate Gothic style throughout the Washington University campus. The interior features more than 30 offices/conference rooms, several dry labs, one wet lab, three large classrooms, approximately 40,000-square-feet of shell space for future lab fit-outs, and high-end millwork finishes.
Green Hall has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Efforts to accomplish this goal include installation of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, irrigation provided by captured rainwater, regularly measuring building energy use to maintain peak performance, and incorporating high percentages of recycled-content and locally sourced materials throughout the building. The Clayco team also used wood from sustainably managed forests for more than 50 percent of the building’s wood products and diverted more than 90 percent of construction waste from landfills.