Structure as Finish Ties It All Together

Structure as Finish Ties It All Together

I always read

EBN all the way through, but I look for the best parts and go to them first. After leafing through the whole magazine, I started on the “Structure as Finish” article (


Vol. 9, No. 3), thinking at first—“not so interesting.” By the time I was into the third paragraph that idea turned around. It was really about everything I

am interested in about buildings.

I teach both Energy Efficient Design and Alternative Structures at a local Community College, and have taught so many of the ideas you discussed. It was a good summary of those ideas, and so well woven together. I underlined and highlighted all over the piece.

I especially liked the fact that this article deals with the interrelationships within a system. The system approach is hard to get across.

Good stuff—keep ’em coming in


Pat Ballentine

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan

Published April 1, 2000

(2000, April 1). Structure as Finish Ties It All Together. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/op-ed/structure-finish-ties-it-all-together

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