At LAS, our goal is to create buildings that have a restorative, positive impact on the building's inhabitants and a regenerative impact on the environment. We have practiced sustainability since the early 1990s and believe in using an analytical approach to optimizing building performance and LAS was one of the first architecture firms in the country to adopt The 2030 Challenge, an initiative that called on the global building sector to avoid hazardous climate change through the design of renewably powered buildings by 2030.
Our design staff includes LEED-accredited architects, daylighting specialists and energy analysts who work to implement sustainable design strategies into all of our projects – including the qualifications needed for attaining LEED certification. We have successfully certified more than 80 LEED projects, including LEED Zero Energy and LEED Zero Water certifications, as well as successfully achieving full Living Building Challenge Certification for the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech.
We are committed not only to creating buildings with a positive impact on occupants and the environment, but to creating a just and equitable workplace. In February 2017, LAS earned a JUST Label, becoming one of the first 20 architecture firms in the world to earn this distinction. Learn more about our JUST Label here.