Eden Hall Campus Receives American Institute of Architects Award for Sustainable Design Excellence

PITTSBURGH: The American Institute of Architects and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) have awarded Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus a COTE Top Ten Award. The Awards “highlight projects that exemplify the integration of great design and great performance.” Submissions for the Awards required demonstration of how the project aligns with COTE’s criteria for social, economic, and ecological value. The Eden Hall Campus was commended by the jury on its water management and treatment systems, and utilization of all buildings as possible classrooms.

The COTE Top Ten Awards are industry’s premier awards for sustainable design excellence. In addition to Eden Hall Campus, nine design projects from United States and Singapore were awarded for setting the standard in design and sustainability.

About Eden Hall Campus
Designed by the award-winning architects, MithunEden Hall Campus in Richland, PA is the first academic community in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning, and development. Using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design, and innovation, Eden Hall strives to be self-sustaining in every way with a goal of zero net carbon emissions, all waste and storm water managed on-site, and by aiming to produce more energy than it consumes through extensive use of solar and geothermal energy. It is home to Chatham’s Falk School of Sustainability & Environment and its undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainability, food studies and dual-degree MBA programs. More information at

Project partners and contributors include:

  • Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design: Mithun
  • Construction Manager / General Contractor: Sota Construction Services, Inc.
  • Owner’s Representative; Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems: Interface Engineering
  • Constructed Wetlands and Water System Design: Biohabitats, Inc.
  • Civil Engineer: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF San Francisco
  • Food Service: The Marshall Associates
  • Lighting Designer: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in the U.S.
  • Commissioning Agent: CJL Engineering
  • LEED Consultant: evolvEA
  • Roofing & Solar Array: Burns & Scalo Roofing, Inc.
  • Kitchen: Commercial Appliance Contracts
  • Furnishings: Continental Office Environments
  • Audio-Visual Equipment: Dobil Laboratories, Inc.
  • Landscaping: Eisler Landscapes, Inc.
  • Framing/Drywall: Irwin Interiors Systems, Inc.
  • Structural Steel & Metal Stairs: Maccabee Industrial, Inc.
  • Earthwork: McGowan-Stauffer, Inc.; W.M. Aiken
  • On-Lot Sanitation System: Pipeline Systems, Inc.
  • Plumbing: Ryco, Inc.
  • HVAC: Tudi Mechanical Systems
  • Electrical: Westmoreland Electric Services
  • Structural Steel: Zottola Fab

About the American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA), founded in 1857, promote the value of architecture and provide architects resources they require for their best work. The AIA has nearly 300 state and local chapters, which advocate for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. To find out more, visit


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