Published on October 7th, 2008 | by Kristin Dispenza


Award Winning Designs Incorporate LEED Certification

Interior of Bozeman Public Library

Last spring, Green Building Elements writer Philip Proefrock called attention to the fact that the building industry has, so far, been slow to marry sustainability with good design.  (See his discussion of Green Architecture Versus Great Architecture.) But in the last several months, it has become increasingly common for LEED certification and other green building performance measures to move away from their headline status and be relegated to the footnotes. This shift is, in fact, a good thing, since it implies that a significant number of new construction projects are simply expected to incorporate sustainable features.

In September, the American Institute of Architects Montana chapter recognized the Bozeman Public Library with an Award of Merit.  According to the jury, “With its grand civic spaces and filtered light, the building celebrates the act of reading. The building honors its context relating to both the town and rugged mountains beyond.” The library fulfills its function as a cultural and civic center for the town of Bozeman partly by leveraging architectural features, as high design has always done.

It has also been awarded LEED Silver certification. Green features include such now common items as:

  • natural daylighting
  • a photovoltaic electrical generation system
  • water harvesting and reuse
  • water-efficient plumbing
  • the use of low-VOC and recycled materials, and
  • the recycling of construction debris

The library was designed by Johnston Architects of Seattle, in partnership with StudioFORMA Architects of Bozeman and Overland Partners of San Antonio.

For more on the merging of good design with green design, see:

Image courtesy of Parsons Public Relations



Advertising Age September 28, 1998 Louis Vuitton Classic, one of the world’s largest free classic-car shows, kicks off its third year this week in Manhattan. More than 1.5 million spectators are expected over three days. Sponsors include Sephora, Vuitton’s perfume and cosmetics line, as well as Air France, Christie’s Auction House, Chrysler Corp., Cunard Line, Diesel, Moet Chandon champagne and Rolex Watch USA.

Teen People magazine teams with Pepsi-Cola Co. and Wellman Inc. for a fashion show Oct. 17 at Minnesota’s Mall of America. The show will feature 66 designer garments made from Wellman’s EcoSpun fabric, consisting of recycled plastic bottles. The fashion show includes the work of apprentice college designers teamed with the designer members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. A 10-city mall tour of the designs is rolling across the U.S. this fall.

Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine tapped Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Houston, as first agency to handle on-premise promotion and event marketing responsibilities for Kahlua coffee liqueur and Sauza tequilas.

National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues named MGRSports, Wilton, Conn., and Chicago, as agency of record to assist in marketing and promoting the sport through corporate sponsorships. The association is the governing body of Minor League Baseball, encompassing 242 member clubs and teams in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. go to website american airlines promotion code

Young America, the New York Yacht Club’s sailboat entered in the America’s Cup Challenge in New Zealand in 2000, recently signed Allen Scott Wines of Marlborough, New Zealand, as a sponsor, joining sponsors including Air New Zealand, apparel marketer Helly-Hansen, Yachting, rope manufacturer Yale Cordage and Wilhelmensen Lines of Oslo. website american airlines promotion code

Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge signed American Isuzu Motor Co., Iridium and MasterCard International as sponsors. The Eco-Challenge takes place Oct. 6 in Morocco and is slated for a 1999 telecast. A 10-city mall tour backing the event is scheduled for next year with promotions and product demonstrations from sponsors.

Dole Fresh Fruit Co. joins Universal Pictures for a holiday season promotion surrounding the film “Babe: Pig in the City,” to be released Nov. 20. The promotion will be launched Nov. 6 and centers on a free plush Babe toy, available through a mail-in offer to consumers who buy Dole bananas, Dole raisins, Dole Fresh Cut Salads or Dole chilled 100% juice. A newspaper free-standing insert, created in-house, backs the promotion, along with point-of-purchase materials including Babe character stickers to be placed on more than 200 million Dole bananas.

Black Enterprise named AXA/Equitable as co-title sponsor of its second annual Ski Challenge event slated for Jan. 14 to 16 at Vail’s Keystone resort, expected to attract more than 600 influential African-American executives, professionals and entrepreneurs. Citibank has signed on as a first-time sponsor; additional sponsors include Seagram Americas’ Absolut vodka and American Airlines.

Promotion Marketing Association, New York, offers three-day “Basics of Promotion Marketing” seminars in major cities, including Chicago (Oct. 13 to 15), New York (Nov. 10 to 12), Seattle (Jan. 19 to 21) and Atlanta (Feb. 16 t0 18). Information: (212) 420-1100.

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