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Prindle Institute Among Midwest Construction's 'Best of 2008'

December 23, 2008

Prindle Institute Auditorium 2008.jpgDecember 23, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. — "DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., sought a building for an ethics institute that would be enduring and make a difference in people’s lives," notes Midwest Construction magazine in naming the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics as its "Best of 2008" in the "higher education/research" category. Located in the DePauw Nature Park, the Prindle Institute is one of 36 winning projects to be featured in the magazine's current issue, as well as at Midwest Construction's annual awards luncheon in Chicago.

The Institute "is intended to help students, teachers and visitors have a place of solitude to reflect on moral responsibility so they make a positive impact on the world," states the citation. "Other goals included a sustainable and unique building and keeping on schedule and within budget."

The magazine cites contractor Shiel Sexton and CSO Architects/Lake Flato Architects for their work on the project.Midwest Construction Best 2008.gif

"The competition is dedicated to honoring the best projects in commercial construction in Illinois, Indiana, Eastern Missouri and Wisconsin. This year 128 entries were received."

Read more at the magazine's Web site.

The Prindle Instiitute recently was awarded the 2008 "Outstanding Indiana Architecture Award" by the Indiana chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Indiana). The University and CSO Architects were honored at Prindle ExteriorBack-01b-350px.jpgthe AIA Indiana 2008 Annual Design Awards. It also became the first building in Indiana to earn a LEED New Construction Gold 2.2 rating for energy efficiency and environmental design from the U.S. Green Building Council. The structure was recently featured in Environmental Design + Construction magazine.

Created through a gift to DePauw by Janet W. Prindle, a 1958 graduate of the University, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics was dedicated on October 26, 2007.

You're invited to visit the Prindle Institute online.

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