Passenger Terminal Complex at DEN Outside View

Green Building Pioneers

Fentress’ reputation as a pioneer in the field of sustainable design was established in the early 1990s with the completion of Washington state’s Natural Resource Building and Denver International Airport’s Passenger Terminal Complex. Since then, Fentress has designed over 50 LEED-certified buildings, valued at more than $7 billion.

Sustainable Design Strategies

Integrated Approach to Sustainable Design

We believe good design is intrinsically sustainable. Our integrated design approach seeks to minimize environmental impact, while improving building performance and protecting local values, culture and biodiversity for the enjoyment of future generations.

Industry Partnerships

As active members of the sustainable design community, we enjoy partnering with and advocating on behalf of our clients, product manufacturers and a wide variety of industry organizations including:

Humanities Gateway at UC Irvine

Inside Fentress: Education & Best Practices

Among the senior staff at Fentress are numerous thought leaders, recognized by the profession and their peers as being at the forefront of fields including sustainable design. Over 30 members of our team are LEED-Accredited Professionals by the US Green Building Council and five are SITES-Accredited Professionals. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our projects to include the spaces in which we work. Our headquarters in Denver employs adaptive-reuse and features well-used bike racks and showers, efficient plumbing and lighting fixtures, and multiple gardens.

2030 Sustainability Plan

In 2005, Fentress Architects signed on to the AIA 2030 Commitment, which provides a rigorous guideline for climate action through energy efficient design and construction.

Our Action Plan