3tArchitects' Scott Townsend Certified by Green Communities™ National Initiative
Green Communities is a 5 year, $555 million national initiative whose goal is to build more than 8,500 environmentally healthy homes for needy families.
Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2006
Scott Townsend, AIA LEED, principal of 3tArchitects, recently met all of the requirements to achieve the status of Green Communities Charrette Facilitator.
Green Communities is a 5 year, $555 million national initiative whose goal is to build more than 8,500 environmentally healthy homes for needy families. This groundbreaking effort is a partnership of The Enterprise Foundation and The Enterprise Social Investment Corporation (Enterprise) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), along with the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association and leading corporate, financial and philanthropic organizations.
“Green Communities is an initiative that is transforming the way people think about, locate, design and build affordable housing,” said Townsend. “I sought this designation because it is consistent with a central mission at 3tArchitects -- to incorporate green design into our projects and to complete projects with admirable socially conscious goals.”
The Charrette Facilitator designation enables Townsend to lead workshops and meetings with relevant groups (developers, community officials, realtors, other stakeholders, etc.) devoted to meeting the standards of the Green Communities.
Townsend launched 3t in January, 2006. He was the founder of Townsend Associates - Architects PLLC in 1990 and most recently served as director of architecture for Vollmer Associates after having sold his firm to them. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Townsend worked for the 2004 AIA Gold Medal in Architecture Winner, Samuel ‘Sambo’ Mockbee prior to moving back to the Capital Region. He is co-owner, along with his wife, of the Spotted Zebra Learning Center (www. spottedzebra. org), a pre-school located on Everett Road in Albany. He resides in Delmar with his wife and four children.
NOTE TO EDITOR: A high resolution photo of Scott Townsend is available upon request.
3tArchitects, a subsidiary of 3tStudios, a collaborative design group, is committed to the creation of meaningful spaces, buildings and neighborhoods. 3tArchitects strives to create projects that feel correct, are stimulating emotionally and intellectually, function properly and efficiently, are sensitive to the environment, and have relevance throughout the structure or an area's life. 3t was created by Scott Townsend AIA LEED, the original founder of Townsend Associates – Architects PLLC and past Director of Architecture for Vollmer Associates. For more information: www.3tarchitects. com
Tom Nardacci, Gramercy Communications, (518) 459-2284
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