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Sustainable Design

Sustainable design has been a part of the firm’s philosophy at Blitch/Knevel Architects since our founding in 1958. Sustainable design begins with simple yet effective concepts such as building orientation, daylighting, high-efficiency systems, environmentally sensitive materials, and responsible use of natural resources. Our designs incorporate thoughtful ways to minimize environmental impacts, reduce operating costs, and maximize effective operations of the completed facilities. Our design staff includes LEED-Accredited architects and interior designers who implement sustainable design strategies into all of our projects.

Recent “Green” projects include:

  • The New Holy Cross School designed to “High Performance” Standards
  • LSU Academic Medical Center being designed to LEED Silver Standard equivalency
  • Lafitte Senior Housing being designed to “Green Communities” Standards
  • Xavier Pharmacy designed to “High Performance” Standards
  • Louisiana Air National Guard Multi-Unit Readiness Center – 204th & 244th Hammond, Louisiana – Spirit Gold Certification (LEED Equivalent)
  • Louisiana Army Aviation Support Facility #1 – Spirit Gold Certification
  • Louisiana Army National Guard 141st Readiness Center – Jackson Barracks – Spirit Gold Certification

Blitch/Knevel joined the U.S. Green Building Council in 2008 and supports all staff interested in achieving LEEP Professional Accreditation.