The Tuthill Corporate Campus is a preeminent example of a workplace environment shaped to express the organization’s core values. Designed and built in the late 1990’s – two years before the U.S. Green Builing Council's LEED certification began, and 14 years before SITES certification was available, the Tuthill facility achieves the design and operational excellence that these high-performance building and site standards prescribe. The client, building architect, landscape architect, stormwater engineer, ecologist and contractor utilized an integrative design process. The involvement of all disciplines at the feasibility stage enlightened the decision-making process and provided a framework that guided site use and building placement in a transformative way – recasting site challenges as valuable site amenities. The result is a high-quality workplace setting that honors the human psyche, exceeds programming goals, fulfills the mission of the company, and improves the environment. More than a decade later, the project’s performance outcomes still serve as a model for smart and responsible development.
photographs courtesy: Conservation Design Forum