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Wayne Aspinall Federal Building Lone Tree Cultural Arts Center MOCA Cleveland The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center
Lone Tree Cultural Arts Center MOCA Cleveland The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center Wayne Aspinall Federal Building
Wayne Aspinall Federal Building Wayne Aspinall Federal Building
Lone Tree Cultural Arts Center Lone Tree Cultural Arts Center
MOCA Cleveland MOCA Cleveland
The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building
Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center

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Wayne Aspinall Federal Building

The Wayne Aspinall Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse is located in Grand Junction, CO. The building was constructed in 1918 as a United States Post Office and Courthouse under the supervision of the...

Fast Facts

SF 41,562
LEED-NC v3.0 Platinum

ENERGY STAR 100 (anticipated)
IMPROVEMENT 68.7% (ASHRAE 90.1-2007)

Recent
Highlights

Architect 50: #1

WRL and recool are honored to be named #1 Architecture firm in Architect Magazine's 2014 firm rankings. This ranking is based on a combination of metrics in business, design, and sustainability. Stay tuned for more information on what contributes to our success.

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recool named among "10 Architecture Firm Blogs to Watch in 2013"

recool was noted by Architectural Record as one of the 10 top architectural firm blogs to watch in 2013. recool is honored to be recognized and looks forward to a year of thoughtful discussion and evaluation of solutions to address climate change.

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Latest
Blog Entries

Sustainable Museums

posted by Roger Chang, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 am.

I recently returned from the annual American Alliance of Museums conference in Seattle, Washington and had a chance to celebrate many of the accomplisments of PIC-Green, AAM's sustainability leadership group. The first year of Sustainability Excellence Awards was presented to the Cincinatti Zoo, Phipps Conservatory, Field Museum, and the Museo...

Historic Preservation and Sustainability

posted by Roger Chang, April 18, 2014 at 12:00 am.

I recently had the honor of authoring a blog post for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Over the past couple of years, I've really developed an affinity for work on historic buildings. Weaving infrastructure into these buildings requires care and creativity, but the outcome is the preservation of buildings...