Lehigh University's STEPS Achieves LEED GOLD STATUS & Green Good Design Award

Lehigh University’s STEPS (Society, Technology, Environment Policy, and Society) building, designed by the Philadelphia office of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, has been recognized in an international competition, GREEN GOOD DESIGN.  The program is a joint initiative of The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.  With civil engineering design by Barry Isett & Associates, the STEPS Building was one of 46 buildings world-wide honored in the Green Architecture category.  The program seeks to celebrate outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe.  In late summer, the United States Green Building Council accorded Gold status under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System.