Engineering in Progress, Innovation, Presentations

Integrated design lessons from an urban building pursuing LEED v4 C&S and ID+C and WELL v1 C&S and N&EI

This panel will be composed of an owner representative, a project architect, and a project engineer (perhaps construction partner) to explore the synergies and challenges of simultaneously pursuing LEEDv4, BD&C Core and Shell, LEEDv4 ID&C Commercial Interiors (2 projects), WELLv1 Core and Shell, and WELLv1 New and Existing Interiors in a partially owner occupied, 158,000-square foot, eight-story building. The new urban development contains office space, collaboration space, maker space, and a café focused on integration and a public community space.

Session Date

05/01/18 @ 12am


Saint Paul, MN


US Green Building Council

Panel Participant

The Spark Building in Madison, WI represents American Family's commitment to be on the leading edge of new ideas, while boosting Wisconsin's reputation as a magnet for entrepreneurs.

The panel will discuss the process used to guide the design and decision making for the project. They will review the priorities and goals of the project and how they were incorporated into the building systems. Specific WELL and LEED credits strategies will be discussed as examples. We will also touch on how the Owner's Corporate Responsibility Statement was used in relationship to the LEED and WELL Rating Systems.

The project is chock full of innovation. That said, every innovative feature had to meet the project intent, bring value, and ultimately serve our customers.