Sustainability
We at Phoenix Architecture realize that we not only have a responsibility to our clients but to the community.  Preserving the environment for future generations is a critical element in our roles as architects.  We have a LEED AP on staff to assist our clients in achieving their sustainable goals.  The entire Phoenix team utilizes our same basic design philosophy in the area of sustainability, critically analyzing “green” aspects that will enhance the aesthetics, marketability, and ROI of the project.  Phoenix takes common sense measures in all our designs to create a more efficient and sustainable building for our clients. 

Our principals have been directly involved in the design and implementation of the following landmark sustainable projects:

Gardner Publications Solar Array

Melink Corporate Headquarters*  – The  first  LEED Gold certified building in Ohio (USGBC)

NewPage Corporate Headquarters* -  First Green Globes certified building in Ohio, 3 Globes (GBI)

Keystone Parke* - First LEED Core & Shell certification in Cincinnati region, achieved LEED Silver (USGBC)


Jason Williams, RA, LEED AP has also been responsible for the theoretical basis of the following sustainable designs:

Sustainable Car Wash* – Prototype design that combines aesthetics with practicality, creating a dynamic structure that could be self-sustaining in its operations. Sustainable Features:  solar array for main power, rain water collection and treatment for use in washing cars, reclamation and treatment of water used in the wash process, eco-friendly cleaning products, day-lighting, solar powered vacuum areas, high efficiency equipment and lighting, and use of recycled materials.

Sustainable Office Building * - Preliminary design of 2-story office along Ohio River.  Sustainable Features:  solar array for main power, evacuated tubes, vegetated roof, reduced site disturbance, day-lighting, high efficiency equipment and lighting, and use of recycled materials.

Sustainable Hotel Suite * - Prototype design of sustainable hotel suite.  Sustainable Features:  solar array for main power, high efficiency water fixtures high, vegetated roof, operable windows, large windows for increased views, day-lighting, indoor-outdoor  sitting area, digital “green” education component, recycling program, convertible rooms for multi-purpose space, high efficiency equipment and lighting, and use of recycled materials.

                                                                             (* Work done while employed at PDT Design)