"She" is the Litoff Building, a keynote facility on the campus of Oberlin College in Ohio. Stevie Wonder wrote "Isn't She Lovely" about his newborn daughter, a befitting song for the dedication of the Litoff Building. Wonder is among the artists who performed during the building's opening celebration in April.
One of the most compelling aspects of the project is its sustainability features. The project's design intention is to achieve the first LEED Gold rating for a facility dedicated exclusively to music. KS Associates' site design solutions were aimed at helping the architect achieve LEED Credits in the following categories:
- Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
- Alternative Transportation (Parking Capacity)
- Site Development (Protect or Restore Habitat, Maximize Open Space)
- Stormwater Management (Quality Control)
The firm thanks WRL for the opportunity to participate on this important project -- "from the bottom of our hearts" (of course, another Wonder chart-topping hit).