SIZE: 5,000 SF
TYPE: Commercial Office
Living Building Challenge Consulting
LEED Project Management
Life Cycle Carbon & Materials Analysis
LEED Commercial Interiors, v4 (Platinum)
Living Building Challenge (Materials Petal)
Strategy & Services: The Summit Foundation strives to achieve a sustainable global population, protect the earth’s biodiversity, and make cities livable by empowering girls, conserving the Mesoamerican Reef, and promoting sustainable cities. Naturally, stok was excited to be called in to help rebuild their headquarters! stok helped The Summit Foundation live out their core values through their physical space by providing design guidance, MEP coordination, and Living Building Challenge (LBC) and LEED v4 administration on this ambitious office tenant improvement project. LBC services included weekly project team coordination calls, working with manufacturers, and educating subcontractors on careful material sourcing.
Design Details: The mixed private and open office implements glass walls to enable natural light transmission deep into the interior, efficient plumbing equipment and fixtures to significantly reduce water usage, and products that exclusively meet the requirements for the Red List, local sourcing, certified wood, and waste and carbon reductions.
“The stok team is extraordinary. We had an enormously complicated job with multiple emerging certifications and extremely demanding standards. They managed the process with exceptional skill, identifying potential conflicts and resolving them before they led to more serious complications. Their modeling and forecasting work on energy and water was perfect. They maintained exceptional attention to detail and a respected reputation among all project staff.”
– Lex Sant, President, The Sant Foundation
Outcome: The project achieved the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal and LEED v4 Platinum certification – one of the first ever tenant improvement projects to successfully pursue both rigorous rating systems. Equally importantly, it provided social, economic, health, and carbon reduction impacts that benefit The Summit Foundation’s employees, the regional community, and the global ecology. As a prime example of beautiful nature-inspired and human-centric design, The Summit Foundation headquarters was recently honored with the USGBC National Capital Region’s 2018 Innovative Interior Design Project of the Year Award.