SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Maintaining our natural resources through skillful, responsible design, with the intent to minimize, as much as possible, a building's negative environmental impact.
We believe that architects have a fundamental responsibility to ensure that what gets built has as little negative impact on the environment as possible. At PCA, our first and foremost responsibility is to our client. These two statements can co-exist in the same project.
We are not simply “sustainability” consultants. As architects, we have a broader range of experience with the built environment. As project managers, we understand the importance of budget and schedule. As conscientious professionals, decades of satisfied clients have shown us the value of responsive service and clear and accurate documentation.
PCA brings this potential to your projects. We show you how your project can truly make a difference in the world we live in, and we manage the entire process. Our Sustainable Design Group will provide you with choices and the information you will need to make a well-informed decision. No pressure - just options. In most cases, we will also show you how your building, designed to sustainability standards can save you money for years to come.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Green Building Rating System represents the U.S. Green Building Council's effort to provide a national standard for what constitutes a “green building.” Through its use as a design guideline and third-party certification tool, it aims to improve occupant well-being, environmental performance, and economic returns of buildings using established and innovative practices, standards, and technologies. A LEED™ Certification for your building would not only mean that your project will have achieved certain standards of reduced environmental impact, but that it could also become a world-wide case study in sustainable design.
Whether our clients decide to pursue the international recognition and prestige of a LEED™ Certified Building or not, PCA is still committed to providing you with all available options in sustainability as they pertain to you and your project.