The AstraZeneca Discovery Meadows Child Development Center won the 2020 USGBC – National Capital Region award for Innovative Project of the Year – New Construction, Commercial. “USGBC National Capital Region announced its 2020 Community Leader Award winners on July 23 at its annual “A Midsummer Night’s Green” celebration. These prestigious awards recognize local excellence in high-performance building design, environmental stewardship, community impact and volunteerism.“ -Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk, “USGBC National Capital Region celebrates 2020 Community Leader Award winners”, USGBC Community. Click here to learn more about the USGBC-NCR award.
Discovery Meadows is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland and achieved LEED Platinum certification. The 23,500-square-foot child development center was designed to accommodate 180 children, from infancy to six years of age. Nature was the leading influence while designing Discovery Meadows. The curved building frames the forested area and the outdoor play areas can be accessed by every classroom in the facility. Learn more about the project here: Discovery Meadows.
Image courtesy of USGBC-NCR