bio-buildingPhinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary Architecture and Interior Design Firm based in Saratoga Springs, will be presented with the Adirondack Park Excellence in Design award for the design of the Bio Building at The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake, NY.

“It is an honor that the Bio Building is being recognized for its innovative design, green technologies, and fit into the landscape,” says Michael Phinney, Principal Architect of Phinney Design Group. “We are happy to be a part of the team that made the project a reality.”

“Phinney Design Group embraced our goals of building as green as possible and offered additional green solutions that we had not thought about—none of these suggested additions increased the overall cost,” explains Stephanie Ratcliffe, Executive Director of The Wild Center. “In addition to being the architect for the project and helping us get our building open, they have continued to be an advocate for our cause, and we are thrilled that they have received this award in recognition of the innovative design features. The dramatic curved green roof on the Bio Building is one of my favorite features on our campus. It welcomes visitors as they drive in and we hope helps open up new creative thinking about green building.”

The Adirondack Park Excellence in Design award competition is intended to showcase examples of buildings in the Adirondack Park that enhance the sustainability and livability of Park communities and contribute to distinctive, attractive neighborhoods with a strong sense of place. The awards ceremony will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid on Thursday, April 25.