By Allison Maynard, Communications Associate
Our chapter is comprised of many of the best leaders in the sustainability field and we are always excited to see what new strides they have made in their work. Their ingenuity and tireless commitment to sustainability are what make our chapter such a wonderful community of professionals. Now in its 30th year, Cambridge-based Tsoi/Kobus & Associates is one of the nation’s leading architecture, planning, and interior design firms for life sciences, college and university, healthcare, and commercial real estate projects. The firm is known for creating environments that advance the discovery of new knowledge and for award-winning designs that combine cutting-edge technology with compassion and creativity.
Their mission is to play an active role as sustainability leaders within the A/E/C community through outreach, research, knowledge and sharing. Their core market sectors each have missions fundamentally aligned with the goals of sustainability. Whether to promote rest and wellbeing (healthcare), facilitate learning (higher education), or establish efficiency and best practices (laboratory environments), their focus is on adding value for clients and creating memorable experiences. Delivery of these goals demands a high level of expertise and rigor that is essential to their success and viability as a practice.
Blake Jackson, Sustainability Practice Leader at TK&A is one associate that truly embodies this mission. Versed in all things sustainable, Blake provides multidisciplinary guidance for integrated project teams. He carefully articulates their approach toward sustainable design and is a passionate team player who is able to coordinate green practices within multiple large-scale projects. Blake’s international experience and certifications add to his status as a leader within the firm and design community.
Take a look at some of their cutting edge work:
Stokes Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA
Center for Life Science, Boston
Loeb Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA