Architecture’s Afterlife

More than 20 percent of the construction materials in the LEED Gold Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, designed by Ballinger, contained recycled content.

El Dorado Architects added a new playroom addition above the garage of the Tyler residence in Leawood, Kan.

El Dorado used Sinker Cypress recovered from Louisiana swamps for the wood cladding and flooring of a new playroom addition above the garage.

The LEED-Platinum Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, N.Y., designed by BNIM, uses cypress salvaged from mushroom farms, beech reclaimed from former factories, and planks from the 2009 inauguration platform of President Barack Obama.

El Dorado salvaged materials from the existing warehouse on the project site for use as interior finish materials for the Finn Lofts, a 30,757-square-foot, mixed-use residential and retail development in Wichita, Kan.

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