George W. Bush Presidential Library Aims for LEED Platinum
The groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, the nation’s 13th Presidential Library, occurred recently on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The future museum will tell “the story of the Bush Administration.” Scheduled to be completed in 2013, the 225,000 square-foot George W. Bush Presidential Library is designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, and landscaped by Michael Van Valkenburgh. The building is projected to cost around $3 million and include a three-story building with a life-size Oval Office. There will also be a light-filled space topped with a lantern-shaped roof that will glow at night called Freedom Hall.
According to Dallas News, the Center “aims to earn a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification, the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council, which promotes energy-efficient construction with low-toxicity materials.”
Below are renderings of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
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