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American Geophysical Union Headquarters

Apr 13, 2022

Hickok Cole Creates an Eco-Sensitive Update for the American Geophysical Union’s Washington Headquarters

After nearly three decades, the mechanical systems in the American Geophysical Union’s once state-of-the-art headquarters in Washington were reaching the end of their useful life. For some people, the inevitable slide into obsolescence might trigger sledgehammer fantasies. But for the nonprofit AGU—a worldwide network of 130,000 professional experts and amateur enthusiasts in the Earth and space sciences that tracks the causes and effects of global warming—it was a moment of truth.

Rather than design a new structure from scratch, the team was asked to modernize the 1993 Shalom Baranes Associates–designed building to meet net-zero energy goals and create a game-changing case study for the industry. Read the article HERE

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