The Hawaii Preparatory Academy has a brand new science building designed by Flansburgh Architects. The students now have a state of the start 6,100 square foot laboratory at their disposal where they can learn about renewable energy technologies.
The Living Building Challenge standards were met by this facility, that already won a couple of architectural awards and it also goes above and beyond the USGBC’s Platinum LEED rating. The potable water is obtained when harvesting rainwater and the building also has a natural ventilation system.
The design of the interior spaces are fit for students offering a large research center, project rooms, a laboratory – all perfect reasons for students to start research, to explore and experiment. The structure of the building allows both indoor and outdoor research. The science research center aims to get the LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge awards.