Taking the Lead in LEED Design


Architectural firm OWP/P's forte is meeting green standards

In 2001, John M. Syvertsen asked his employees at OWP/P a question: Why shouldn't all of the architectural firm's projects be designed to meet the highest environmental standards? At the time, it was an unusual point. High energy costs had not yet turned building owners into conservationists, as they already had in Europe. But Syvertsen had a broader mission: He wanted to do things for the world, not just in it.

Today, the 320-member firm's projects—institutional buildings such as schools, hospitals, and police stations


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