Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) Headquarters
Fort Worth, Texas
AIA Fort Worth, Excellence in Sustainable Development
Society of American Registered Architects, National Design Award
ENR Texas & Louisiana, Best Green Project
Topping Out, Top Award
Design in harmony with the environment.
Corgan, in collaboration with the design architect H3, led the architectural detailing, documentation, and construction effort which focused on the realization of a building and campus that reinforced BRIT’s mission and commitment to environmental sustainability. Extensive use of daylighting, photovoltaic panels, low-flow/low-energy fixtures, low VOC materials, the integration of bioswales as well as natural, renewable plant-based materials created a highly sustainable and humane environment for the staff, researchers, and visitors.
Through integration of bio-swales, a living roof, and retention ponds, storm water is managed on-site with collateral benefits of lower energy consumption and reduced water usage.
A living roof with a native soil blend specifically designed for BRIT contributes to lower building energy consumption and provides a landmark feature to the campus.
Featuring an outstanding collection of about one million dried plants.
The multi-function facility accommodates a diverse program of spaces for public education, research, archival and specimen storage in strict environmental control.
LEED Platinum Certified
The 70,000-square-foot facility was one of only eight buildings in Texas at the time to earn a LEED Platinum certification.