Oberlin College is a national leader in environmental sciences and the arts. ECT worked with Oberlin College to develop a first-of-its-kind, net-zero water, net-zero energy, and net-zero nutrient district. The Green Arts District will build upon the College’s existing theater, arts, and hospitality facilities. Its development will position Oberlin College as a national destination for art and culture, while setting new standards for sustainable urban development.
Led by BNIM, the multidisciplinary design team developed a master plan to guide the evolution of the district. The team also developed a rating system with specific guidelines and metrics in the areas of
- human health/well-being
- local economy
- natural habitats & ecology
- architecture & construction