Carroll University's Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall has won a U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin Award of Excellence in the “Innovative Design, New Construction” category.
“We’re very proud that Hastad Hall has earned this award,” said President Cindy Gnadinger. “At Carroll University, we embrace our history as Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher learning while committing to creating cutting-edge facilities that contribute to an enriched academic experience.”
Hastad Hall was the first campus building to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified status in 2018. The certification is a popular worldwide rating system that embodies achievement in sustainability.
Hastad Hall also is in the running for a People’s Choice award—and you can vote! To do so, you must go to the USGBC Wisconsin Facebook page, which you can access here. Look for the Hastad photo and feel free to “like,” “love” and “share” the post. You have until 11:45 a.m. Thursday, June 6, to vote. Note that if you download the image and share it separately on your own feeds, it will not count toward the vote total.
Although you can only vote once, you can return to the page often to see how many votes we are getting by hovering over the photo of Hastad.
This is second building on campus that has won an award this year. Earlier this month, Carroll University received the George Gunn Award for Excellence in Architectural Preservation and Historic Restoration from the City of Waukesha Landmarks Commission for the restoration of Rankin Hall.
It was the second consecutive year Carroll had been honored by the commission. In 2018, the university’s renovation of Ganfield Gymnasium was singled out for the award. Named after a longtime member of the commission, the Gunn award is typically given to individual(s) who are working toward or have completed a “top-to-bottom” restoration of a historic building.