Pioneer in 'green' architecture to speak

Randolph Croxton, the architect whose design of the Audubon House in New York City is internationally recognized as a model of environmentally sound design, discusses “green” architecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Croxton’s lecture is open to the public at no charge.

Founding principal of the firm Croxton Collaborative Architects, New York, Croxton is acclaimed as an architectural innovator. His firm may be best-known for the National Audubon Society headquarters, completed in 1992.

The project transformed an abandoned 19th-century structure into one that’s 60 percent more energy-efficient than a conventional design and uses no ozone-depleting chemicals. Moreover, Audubon House was completed at market cost with off-the-shelf technology and extensive use of recycled materials.

A veteran of the renowned firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Croxton has served as president of the American Institute of Architects and represented the AIA and the International Union of Architects at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. Croxton Collaborative Architects is currently involved in sustainable-design projects for the National Parks Service, the U.S. Post Office and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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