Awards > LEED Projects

Silman has long advocated sustainable methodologies in engineering. As early as 1975, the firm served as a consultant for a US Department of Energy study that investigated methods for reducing not only operating energy consumption, but also embodied energy. In the 1980s, Silman was the structural engineering firm for the first significant sustainable project in the country, the award-winning headquarters for the National Audubon Society in New York City. In 2005, Robert Silman was awarded the Anton Tedesko Medal by the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers for his pioneering work on sustainability in structural engineering.

The firm’s Washington, DC, office was awarded LEED® Silver for Commercial Interiors in 2011.

As part of its emphasis on green design, Silman has compiled an alternate set of specifications and introduced high-performance metrication into all of its designs. By introducing green initiatives into its standard specifications, the firm is able to push the market towards more sustainable products and processes without imposing undue financial hardship on a project.

The firm regularly participates in the Solar Decathlon, working with teams to design and build projects that far exceed LEED requirements. Among these are the LEAFhouse, University of Maryland 2007; Silo House, Cornell University 2009; and WaterShed, University of Maryland 2011.

> Read more about Robert Silman Associates’ Sustainability Services.

Many of the firm’s completed projects have attained or are anticipated to attain LEED certification, including
the following:

  • Bethesda Zero House, Bethesda, MD
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bushwick Inlet Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ithaca College, Dorothy D. & Roy H. Park Center for Business & Sustainable Enterprise (School of Business), Ithaca, NY
  • Katz Women’s Hospital at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center (3rd floor), Manhasset, NY
  • McKinley Middle School, DC Public Schools, Washington, DC
  • New York School of Interior Design Graduate Center, New York, NY
  • New York University, Wilf Hall, NYU Law School, New York , NY

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, Richard B. Fisher Building, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brown University, Perry & Marty Granoff Center for the Arts, Providence, RI
  • Bryant School Redevelopment, Barrington, MA
  • Cardozo Senior High School, DC Public Schools, Washington, DC
  • Columbia University, Knox Hall, New York, NY
  • Cornell University, Milstein Hall, Ithaca, NY
  • Dartmouth College, McLane & Fahey Residence Hall, Hanover, NH
  • Department of Homeless Services Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH), Bronx, NY
  • Duke University Marine Laboratory, Pilkey Research Laboratory, Beaufort, NC
  • Fortune Society, New York, NY
  • Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, Washington, DC
  • Garrison Elementary School, Washington, DC
  • Georgetown University, Healey Family Student Center, Washington, DC
  • German School, Science Building, Washington, Potomac, MD
  • Goodhue Hall Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY
  • Greenbelt, 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
  • Harvard University, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
  • Queens Central Library & Children’s Library Discovery Center, Jamaica, NY
  • Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station, Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens, NY
  • Kenilworth Recreation Center, Washington, DC
  • La Casa Permanent Supportive Housing, Washington, DC
  • Lakeside Center, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • Manhattanville College, Student Center, Purchase, NY
  • National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Oak Hill Youth Center, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Laurel, MD
  • Phoebe Hearst Elementary School, DC Public Schools, Washington, DC
  • Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, Washington, DC
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institution Education Facility, Front Royal, VA
  • Swiss Ambassador’s Residence, Washington, DC (Swiss Minergie standards, estimated to be LEED Gold)
  • Tapestry Building, 245 East 124th Street, New York, NY
  • University of Maryland, The University House, College Park, MD
  • University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Virginia, Garrett Hall, Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Virginia, New Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA
  • Via Verde, Bronx, NY
  • Virginia Theological Seminary, Immanuel Chapel, Alexandria, VA
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Yale University, Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, New Haven, CT

  • BELL Architects Headquarters, Washington, DC
  • Carnegie Hall Towers Renovation, New York, NY
  • College of New Rochelle, Center for Wellness & Community Investment, New Rochelle, NY
  • Columbia University, Campbell Sports Center, Baker Field Athletics Complex, New York, NY
  • CUNY, Bronx Community College, North Instructional Building, Bronx, NY
  • George Mason University, Exploratory Hall, Science & Technology II, Fairfax, VA
  • Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Johns Hopkins University, Gilman Hall, Baltimore, MD
  • KIPP DC Will & Grow Academies, Washington, DC
  • McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn, NY
  • Natural History Museum of Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, NY
  • New York University, College of Nursing and Dentistry
  • New York University, NYU Centers for Law, 22 Washington Square North, New York, NY
  • Northeast Neighborhood Library, Washington, DC
  • Pennsylvania State University, Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA
  • Poly Prep Country Day Lower School, Brooklyn, NY
  • Princeton University, Carl A. Fields Center for Equality & Cultural Understanding, Princeton, NJ (LEED Silver equivalent)
  • Ridge Road Recreation Center, Washington, DC
  • The Educational Alliance, New York, NY
  • University of Mary Washington, Dahlgren Campus, Center for Education and Research, King George, VA
  • University of Virginia, Bookstore Expansion, Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Virginia, The Rotunda, Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Virginia, Rugby Road Office Building, Charlottesville, VA
  • Western Connecticut State University, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Danbury, CT

  • Forest Park Middle School, Springfield, MA
  • University of Virginia Foundation, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Disputanta, VA

Anticipated: Platinum

  • Bronx River Greenway Riverhouse, Bronx, NY

Anticipated: Gold

  • 655 New York Avenue, Washington, DC
  • Common Ground – The Domenech, Brooklyn, NY
  • Conrad B. Duberstein US Bankruptcy Courthouse (main post office & courthouse), Brooklyn, NY
  • Hudson River Center and Boat Pavilion at Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
  • International Monetary Fund HQ1 Renewal Project, Washington, DC
  • New York University, Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, New York, NY
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Region Three Headquarters, New Paltz, NY

Anticipated: Silver

  • Arcadia University, Kuch Commons, Glenside, PA
  • City Hall, New York, NY
  • Common Ground – The Lee, New York, NY
  • CUNY, Baruch College, Field Building, New York, NY
  • Gallaudet University, Model Secondary School for the Deaf Residence Hall, Washington, DC
  • Harlem Village Academy, New York, NY
  • Little Red Elizabeth Irwin High School, New York, NY
  • New York University, Center for Spiritual Life, New York, NY
  • New York University, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, New York, NY
  • Peter Rodino Federal Building, Newark, NJ
  • Police Academy, College Point, Queens, NY
  • PS 94X, Early Childhood Center 361, Bronx, NY
  • Rockefeller University Hospital, Welch Hall, New York, NY
  • SUNY New Paltz, New Science Building, New Paltz, NY
  • SUNY Purchase, Venturi Humanities Building, Purchase, NY
  • Theatre for a New Audience, Brooklyn, NY

Anticipated: Certified

  • Hilltop House Hotel, Harper’s Ferry, WV
  • Pennsylvania State University, Biobehavioral Health Building & Henderson South Addition, University Park, PA