Hitchcock Center’s “Living Building”

Structures Workshop was engineer of record for the Hitchcock Center in Amherst, MA.  This project is one of a handful in the country that is designed to meet the Living Building Challenge. The project (DesignLab Architects) is aiming to be net zero energy, water independent, using all non-toxic materials  – all locally sourced wood construction – black spruce gluelam beams (NordicLam), spruce decking, local northern cedar frames, local eastern white pine, etc.  This is one of just a few LBC projects on the East Coast.

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