Voyageur Academy's Consortium College Preparatory High School
1 of 12 Winning projects for CAM Magazine's Special Issue 2013
Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start when describing a construction project brimming with intelligent design and building decisions that combined to create a bright, architecturally interesting and functional building that is also highly energy efficient. Many of those decisions yielded up-front cost savings as well as lifetime cost- and energy-savings. Energy-saving bells and whistles share kudos with other design choices, including varied structural solutions that serve specific purposes, on the project to construct and equip the Voyageur Consortium middle and high school in southwest Detroit.
Stevens Architects LLC, Port Huron, was tasked with designing a school with the high efficiency green technology criteria desired by the owner, Voyageur Academy, Detroit. “Everything was designed toward a LEED standard,” said LeRoy Stevens AIA, NCARB, architect and principal.
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