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Design and Awards

Designed by CSO Architects, the Bartlett Reflection Center "is functional in terms of scope, and truly reflective of the goal of sustainability, while remaining mindful of our environmental impact," says Dan Moriarity, CSO principal.

The Bartlett Reflection Center was conceived as a quiet, contemplative space within the DePauw Nature Park where faculty, staff and students could retreat for deep, personal reflection on the important and pressing issues of their lives. From its inception, the Bartlett Reflection Center was to tread lightly upon the earth and provide a meditative place in which to commune with God and nature. To this end, this small structure was designed sustainably to minimize its impact on the environment and its immediate environs; the building was constructed with natural, regional and recycled materials; the site and adjacent habitat were restored with native Indiana plants and incorporate a natural rainwater treatment pond; and the interior environments were designed to maximize natural light, views, human comfort and controllability. As a result, the Bartlett Reflection Center is just the third new building in Indiana to achieve Gold level LEED Certification.

The Bartlett Reflection Center Design & Construction Team 
Design Architect: Lake/Flato Architects
Architect of Record: CSO Architects
Structural Engineer: Lynch, Harrison & Brumleve 
Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineers: L'Acquis Consulting Engineers 
Civil Engineer: The Schneider Corporation 
Native Planting Consultant: J.F. New 
LEED Consultant: The Architectural Energy Corporation 
General Contractor: Shiel Sexton, Co. Inc. 
HVAC Contractor: AA Huber & Sons 
Electrical Contractor: Miller Eades