Perry Center for Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences wins award
The new Perry Center for Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences at Bellingham Technical College has received the Northwest American Institute of Architects’ 2013 Sustainability Award.
The 8,000-square-foot building, that opened last fall in Bellingham’s Maritime Heritage Park, designed by HKP Architects of Mount Vernon, Wash cost $4.5 million.
Some of the sustainable building principles incorporated into the building’s design include
The use of natural materials, natural ventilation, natural lighting, heat-recovery ventilation, infrastructure for future solar installations, rainwater catchment, and micro-hydro electrical production, as well as brownfield restoration, open space and development density credits, where all part of the plan.
The Perry Center was built by Roosendaal-Honcoop Construction of Bellingham. It received its name from fundraising contributor Chuck Bundrant, owner of Trident Seafoods, who named the building in honor of his friends and colleagues, Edd and Virginia Perry.