Minimizing the environmental footprint of our work is as integral to each project as the building’s structure and enclosure. Rafael Viñoly Architects works closely with engineers and sustainability experts to establish sustainability goals and design criteria. Our firm has successfully navigated various international sustainable certification systems – including LEED, BREEAM, and Estidama – to achieve highly sustainable projects around the world.

The following represent those projects in which the client shared our environmental concerns and that set and achieved benchmark levels for sustainability design standards:

LEED Platinum
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business
Van Andel Institute, Phase II

Claremont McKenna College, Kravis Center
Manchester City Football Academy
Pennsylvania State University, Millennium Science Complex
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus at The Rockefeller University (pending)
University of California, San Francisco, Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building
Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter

LEED Silver
121st Police Precinct Station House
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Penn Medicine, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine, Center for Care and Discovery

Designed to Equivalent Level of LEED Certification
432 Park Avenue
Bard College, Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation
Bronx County Hall of Justice
Columbia University, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus
Penn Medicine, Smilow Center for Translational Research
The New Domino Master Plan

Estidama Two Pearl for Community
New York University Abu Dhabi

Estidama Two Pearl for Buildings
New York University Abu Dhabi (pending)

BREEAM Excellent
20 Fenchurch Street
Battersea Power Station Master Plan
University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute
University of Manchester, Graphene Engineering Innovation Center (pending)

Designed to Code for Sustainable Homes
Battersea Power Station Master Plan (Code Level 3, 4 & 6)
Marble Arch Place