January Hall Earns LEED Platinum Certification

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Washington University January Hall has received LEED Platinum certification. Our team worked together along with S.M. Wilson Co. as the Construction Manager and Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects as the Sustainability Consultant to ensure that sustainable elements of the project were prioritized and retained to achieve the highest LEED certification, LEED Platinum. January Hall was recognized with notable sustainable accomplishments including construction and demolition waste management, storage and collection of recyclables, long-term commitment, and indoor water use reduction. The project received all possible points for energy efficiency.

The Jamieson and Spearl designed January Hall served as the Washington University Law School from its construction in 1922 through the early 1970s. As part of the University’s long-term effort to revive legacy buildings, January Hall’s extensive renovations included a new 22-seat seminar room on the lower level and new restrooms, as well as renovations and reconfigurations of lecture rooms, administrative offices, and classrooms. The wood paneled reading room, with its vaulted ceiling and exposed wood trusses, now serves as the home of the East Asian Library with multiple offices and classrooms on the lower two floors. In addition, the building now houses offices and teaching space for Washington University’s professional and continuing education division, University College.

The LEED Platinum certification for January Hall was presented in conjunction with three other projects on Washington University’s campus which received LEED certifications of their own.