SHP Leading Design, a nationally recognized design and planning firm with offices in Cincinnati, Columbus and Denver, received the “Cincinnati Sustainability Award” for its work on Ohio’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified School, London Middle School, based in London, Ohio. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Portland Committee on the Environment (COTE) granted the award to SHP Leading Design on Nov. 9 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. The award celebrates architecture, interiors and landscape architecture that not only exhibit design excellence, but also exemplify cooperation with our environment and stewardship of the resources it provides.
“London Middle School was constructed using 25 percent recycled materials while reducing energy usage by 42 percent,” said Eric Steva, senior project architect at SHP Leading Design. “We view sustainability not as an option, but rather a responsibility that positively affects people, planet and profit.”
The Cincinnati Sustainability Awards are coordinated each year by AIA Cincinnati COTE in conjunction with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Cincinnati/Dayton City Center, the American Society of Interior Designer (ASID) Cincinnati/Dayton, and the Miami Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
SHP Leading Design has more than 50 LEED Certified or Registered projects and over 60 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.
About SHP Leading Design
SHP Leading Design, founded in 1901, is a recognized leader in design, community engagement, fundraising strategies, client-focused research, sustainability, integrated design and construction, and facilities management. SHP’s team of professionals is widely known for their unique commitment to innovative design. SHP has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Hamilton, Ohio, and in Denver, Colorado.