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The Fog Rolls in Across Campus

For the students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus this winter, it’s been a wild weather ride, with temperatures ranging from below zero to the 50s, and precipitation of all varieties. Jan. 15 brought fog. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

South College.

South College.

Center for the Americas.

Center for the Americas.

Center for African American Studies.

Center for African American Studies.

41 Wyllys among “Greenest” Buildings in the World

More than 31 percent of the materials used in the 41 Wyllys Avenue building were manufactured using recycled materials. More than 52 percent of the total wood-based building materials are harvested from Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests.

More than 31 percent of the materials used in the 41 Wyllys Avenue building were manufactured using recycled materials. More than 52 percent of the total wood-based building materials are harvested from Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests.

Wesleyan’s 41 Wyllys Avenue building is now among the most elite recognized projects in the world.

On Feb. 5, the U.S. Green Building Council certified the former squash facility with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Platinum” designation. LEED certification is a recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

41 Wyllys Honored with 2012 Design Award

The 41 Wyllys Avenue building received a 2012 Design Award.

The 41 Wyllys Avenue building received a 2012 Design Award. (Photo by Robert Benson)

On Sept. 19, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded Wesleyan’s 41 Wyllys Avenue project with a 2012 Design Award in the Merit category. Newman Architects of New Haven, Conn. oversaw the building’s redesign.

41 Wyllys Avenue, formerly a squash facility, is the new home of the College of Letters, Art History Department and the Wesleyan Career Center. This historic building boasts beautiful new spaces enhanced with light, color and technology.

The AIA Connecticut Design Awards celebrate the the accomplishments of Connecticut architects and the excellence of Connecticut architectural projects. An awards ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 3.

For more information on 41 Wyllys, read this past Wesleyan Connection article.