Hopkins Win Sustainable Architect of the Year Award November 19, 2008Hopkins Architects were last night awarded the prestigious Building Magazine Sustainable Architect of the Year Award.
The Judges were looking for evidence of delivery, rather than declarations of intent. Hopkins were the first to attain a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating for the Inland Revenue Centre (1994) and has met and exceeded this rating for over 2 million sq ft of development and has met or exceeded the previous target of the UK Government for a 60% cut in CO2 emissions by 2050 (and is also surpassing the new 80% cut). In 1999 the practice won the RIBA Sustainability Award for The Jubilee Campus at the University of Nottingham, and has designed some of the USA's greenest buildings, including Northern Arizona University's Applied Research and Development Building (2008), achieving one of the highest LEED 'Platinum' ratings from the US Green Building Council and the International Institute of Sustainable Laboratories and R&D Magazine's 'Go Beyond Award'. The Kroon Building for Yale University is targeted to be LEED 'Platinum' and carbon neutral.
Hopkins Managing Director Bill Taylor says "Perhaps our largest contribution to the topic of sustainability has been to demonstrate that environmental responsibility can be holistically integrated into a rigorous and coherent architectural expression that remains humane and lasting."