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Green Project

Owner:

The Aldo Leopold Foundation

Architect:

The Kubala Washatko Architects

Boldt Role:

Construction Manager

Key Points:

Wisconsin's first LEED Platinum Certified project

The Aldo Leopold Foundation

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

Baraboo, WI

Carrying on the legacy of one of America's most important environmentalists, The Aldo Leopold Foundation had spent several years planning the Leopold Legacy Center. Planned for just under 12,000 sq. ft., this teaching facility would serve as a model of Leopold's lifelong environmental commitment, with classrooms, artifact exhibit areas, archives and library space, workrooms and more.

Our goal as construction manager was to build a facility that would reflect Leopold's own land ethic, while fulfilling the vision of The Kubala Washatko Architects for a carbon-neutral structure. Our extensive preconstruction efforts allowed the team to reinforce assumptions of the design. We utilized the rigorous standards set by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), combining energy efficiency, local and recycled materials, and ecological components and systems. In the end, we were rewarded with completing Wisconsin's first LEED Platinum project, even using lumber from pines Leopold himself planted more than 70 years ago.