Tippet Rise Art Center recently announced that the Olivier Music Barn has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmentally sustainable design and systems.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program developed by the nonprofit USGBC to assist in the design, construction and operation of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods in 165 countries and territories around the world.
In 2010, the art center’s founders, Peter and Cathy Halstead, guided by the international design and engineering firm Arup, began work on the master plan for Tippet Rise, according to a news release from the center.
At the edge of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the 12,000-acre art center provides critical habitat to native flora and fauna. Awareness of the role the Tippet Rise land plays in the greater ecosystem helped to shape the master plan as did the USGBC’s LEED guidelines.
Located on the Cottonwood Campus at Tippet Rise, the Olivier Music Barn hosts most of the art center’s indoor concerts and recitals. In addition to the Olivier Music Barn, the Cottonwood Campus is home to the Tiara Acoustic Shell, Will’s Shed and three artist residences. It is also the future site of a Francis Kéré-designed outdoor pavilion, opening in summer 2019.
For more information, including details about Olivier Music Barn’s sustainability data, the businesses that engaged in the building’s planning and construction, and LEED certification criteria, go to tippetrise.org.