Design CODE for Sustainability- Podcast

By: Sydney Covey

Feb 15, 2022

What does it take to design and construction a LEED Platinum Building? What does the LEED rating system have in common with the WELL Building rating system? Why is Sick Building Syndrome a critical concern these days? And what are the critical success factors to organically interwoven sustainability elements?

STRUCTR’s Senior Manger, Sydney Covey and Eskew Dumez Ripple architects, Tyler Guidroz and Kelsey Wotila, talk with Jennifer Scheffel of deZINE Resource Magazines and Maker’s podcast, as we look at the CODE for sustainable design through the lens of a new building in Charlottesville, VA: CODE, Center for Developing Entrepreneurs. CODE, seeking LEED Platinum certification, is located on the west end of the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. It consists of Class A office space, co-working amenities, an auditorium, retail spaces, a green roof outdoor space and below-grade parking. The project also consists of a central courtyard area with public access and an amphitheater component for outdoor events. The building is a concrete frame with a mat foundation system and will step up from the main entry on the downtown mall of Charlottesville to the North with successive green roof terraces to its highest level parallel to Water Street.

One thing is guaranteed with this episode, you WILL learn something new and surprising to help you think of design and the spaces we occupy in a new, fresh light.


  • CSH Development LLC — Owner
  • Wolf Ackerman with Eskew+Dumez+Ripple — Architects
  • Hourigan Construction – Construction Manager
  • Timmons Group — Civil Engineer
  • Fox & Associates — Structural Engineer
  • 2RW Consultants — MEP Engineer
  • Greg Bleam Landscape Architect — Landscape Architect
  • STRUCTR Advisors – Construction Sustainability Consultant, Construction Virtual Construction Coordinator, and Drone Imaging Provider

Listen to the podcast here!

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