Lewis and Clark State Office Building Achieves Platinum
by Rachel Auerbach
The Lewis and Clark State Office Building, home to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, achieved 53 points in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® for New Construction Rating System, earning a Platinum rating. Located in Jefferson City, Missouri, the 120,000 ft2 (11,148 m2) building restores the former site of a state surplus property depot and a prison building, both of which were deconstructed prior to the new construction. The site features bioswales, native plantings, and a 50,000-gallon (190,000-l) rainwater storage tank. The building, designed by BNIM Architects, is expected to use about three-fifths the energy of a conventional building.