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Center for Character Development by SOM Boasts a Fantastic Eco Design

By: Jordan M - Published: Mar 2, 2011 • References: som
The United States Air Force Academy's new Center for Character Development by SOM architects boasts a remarkable design that is a far cry from your average military educational facility.

Featuring a prominent 105-foot glass prism tower, the Center for Character Development by SOM is not an easy building to overlook or forget. The buildings design goes well beyond mere aesthetics, however, as it is also in the running for LEED platinum status.

In order to meet this rigorous standard, the Center for Character Development by SOM is set to be powered by a giant solar-powered array while its interior will make use of passive daylighting and climate control in order to further cut down on its carbon footprint in a major way.