SustainableDesign Tag

Sustainable Design

The Latest Design Trend: “House Hushing”

We are thrilled to announce that Jane Sanders, Henson's Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability, was mentioned in an article titled "House Hushing: The Latest Design Trend," on Lloyd Alter's Carbon Upfront! newsletter. Alter is the author of Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle and teaches Sustainable Design at Toronto Metropolitan University. The article contrasted “house hushing” which is an interior...


Climate-Based Design for Carbon Reduction at DDC

Henson Architecture's Principal, Scott Henson, and Senior Associate, Cory Rouillard, will be giving a presentation on Climate-Based Design for the NYC Department of Design and Construction on Wednesday, August 16. This lecture will introduce DDC staff to our firm, our core values, and will cover diverse strategies in traditional buildings for climate-based design. Scott has been recognized locally and nationally for...


Wildfires: Solving an Immediate Climate Change Challenge with Passive House Solutions

On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, New York City experienced the worst air quality in the world at that time due to the wildfires happening in Québec and northern Ontario, Canada. The air quality monitor station a block away from our office recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 431 as a high that day, well above the threshold of 300...