NEWS

Awards, publications, presentations, certifications, and construction news at the architecture firm COULSON.

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REPORT

COULSON is 1 of only 6 firms in the U.S. meeting the AIA 2030 Commitment with our portfolio-average pEUI savings of 89%.

The AIA 2030 Commitment is a national framework for tracking progress and helping architects meet the 2030 Challenge calling for all new buildings, developments, and major renovations to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and by 2015 achieve a 70% reduction in energy use.  175 firms from across the U.S. have become 2030 Signatories and reported their firm portfolio to the 2030 Design Data Exchange.  Last month the AIA released “By the Numbers” a summary report of the results for 2016.  Of the 175 Signatory Firms, only 6 in the U.S. are meeting or exceeding the 70% target. 

The AIA reports a 42% average savings for all 2030 Signatory firms and “though the 42% pEUI savings doesn’t reach the current overall target of 70% or more, we continue to see that these targets are reachable, as demonstrated by the six firms that achieved portfolio-average pEUI savings of 70% or greater…”

COULSON has been an AIA 2030 Signatory Firm since 2015 and all our design work meets the 2030 Challenge.  This high-performance is invisible, without impact on the poetry of place and the design excellence we strive for.  It is accomplished with simple low-tech components and passive strategies with innovation in advanced energy modeling and integrated design.  Our projects also meet the Passive House Standard, considered the most rigorous benchmark in the world, and we show this can be accomplished without sacrificing budget, aesthetic creativity, or transparency.

 

July 24 2017

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PUBLICATION

Carly Coulson was interviewed by the amazing designer Angelina Rennell.  It is a privilage to be included among the inspiring artists, curators, and designers she profiles at BEKLINA where she connects unique perspectives for those of similar passions for beautiful and thoughtful design.

 

June 17 2017

www.beklina.com

 
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PUBLICATION

COULSON is honored to be included in AIA Minnesota "The Guide To GOOD DESIGN 2017" featuring our project Disappear Retreat in MIDWEST HOME Magazine June/July 2017 issue.

Disappear Retreat dissolves the living footprint to zero energy, zero waste, zero water with all essentials integrated into this prefab, off-grid dwelling providing a minimalist lifestyle in resources, cost, and aesthetics.  The design is light, transparent, and seamlessly connected to the surroundings, insinuated into the landscape.  The innovative project meets 2030, PASSIVE HOUSE, and LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE and requires no mechanical heating or cooling for cold climates from Chicago to Calgary.

 

May 25 2017

www.midwesthomemag.com

 
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AWARD

MH House, designed by COULSON, is the winner of a 2015 RADA Award.  The project has been recognized with an Honorable Mention in the On The Boards category.

The RADA Residential Architect Design Awards honor outstanding work in advancing residential design.

MH House is an innovative, near-zero energy, suite of glass pavilions in Duluth, Minnesota.  The design re-imagines a new, highly-flexible, office and residential building type and is designed for LEED Platinum and Passive House certifications.

From the Jury:

"The entire project is systematized, and it's designed to meet Passive House standards without looking like a Passive House."

 

May 4 2015

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PRESENTATION

Carly Coulson, AIA LEED AP, will be a keynote speaker at the Perspective 2015 Architectural Forum at MiCo-Milan in Italy sponsored by THE PLAN Magazine and EXPO MILAN 2015.

Carly was selected as an emerging international architect to present her design work and philosophy at the forum.  She will also give detailed presentations of MH House and Pays d'en Haut to an international jury who will select the overall winners of THE PLAN AWARD 2015.

 

April 28 2015

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AWARD

Pays d'en Haut has been selected as a finalist for THE PLAN AWARD 2015.  The project was honored by the editorial committee of THE PLAN Magazine in the Renovation category.

Pays d'en Haut is a transformative renovation, creating a fluid and open living connection with an extreme climate and beautiful landscape, working within the constraints of an existing structure, and achieving  energy freedom.

THE PLAN - Architecture & Technologies in DETAIL is an acclaimed international architecture publication in Italy.

 

April 17 2015

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AWARD

MH House has been honored as a finalist for THE PLAN AWARD 2015.  It was selected by the editorial committee of THE PLAN Magazine in the Future Projects - House category.

MH House is an innovative, near-zero energy, suite of glass pavilions in Duluth, Minnesota.  The design re-imagines a new, highly-flexible, office and residential building type and is designed for LEED Platinum and Passive House certifications.

THE PLAN - Architecture & Technologies in DETAIL is an acclaimed international architecture publication in Italy.

 

April 17 2015

www.awards.theplan.it