HOK-Designed College Football Stadium Wins Sustainability Award
The University of Washington’s Husky Stadium earned the inaugural sustainability award from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the USG Corporation.
“The USG NACDA Sustainability Award was designed to recognize NCAA Division I institutions, honoring athletics directors and their universities for incorporating sustainable practices and materials into their athletics facilities. An eight-person committee consisting of athletics directors across the country and representatives from USG and NACDA aided in selecting Washington as this year’s first award winner.
“‘We are proud to award Scott [Woodward, director of athletics] and his staff at Washington the inaugural USG NACDA Sustainability Award,’ said Executive Director Bob Vecchione. ‘Husky Stadium’s unique location has allowed for industry-leading sustainable practices that help showcase one of the top collegiate facilities in the nation. The efforts displayed at the University of Washington are what we had in mind when we created this award to recognize the top environmentally conscious facilities in college athletics. We look forward to expanding this program in the future to honor those NACDA members who are applying similar standards at their facilities across the country.’”
“Husky Stadium was completed on Aug. 8, 2013, designed by HOK, and represents the future of sustainability in sports facilities. The project’s approach to sustainability looked past the basics of water and energy conservation to enhance infrastructure, reduce the building’s impact on the surrounding environment and provide a platform that has allowed UW to promote sustainability to its stakeholders, students and fans.”