Highlands at Wyomissing Personal Care Renovation, EFA Showcase 2021 – Honorable Mention

In its 2015 Daylighting Analysis Report, Innovative Design provided SFCS with advanced daylighting strategies for Highlands at Wyomissing senior facility. This resulted in enhanced comfort to senior community as well as environmental et financial benefits. The quality design - including superior lighting conditions - was featured in EFA Showcase 2021 magazine with Honorable Mention. Check [...]

2022-09-28T10:49:31-04:00September 28th, 2022|

Energy’s Path from the 1992 Earth Summit to Today— Will the Politics of Energy Change in Time to Address Climate Change?

By Michael Nicklas FAIA, Former Innovative Design Principal, Past President of the International Solar Energy Society and Past Chair of the American Solar Energy Society

2022-05-31T18:38:54-04:00May 31st, 2022|

Catawba College to Host Public Panel on Renewable Energy March 15, 2022

The Center for the Environment and Department of Environment and Sustainability at Catawba College will co-host a "Solar Energy in NC: Promises and Pitfalls in the Decade of Action" public panel on Tuesday, March 15th from 12:00 p.m. noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Hurley Room on the ground floor of the Cannon Student [...]

2022-03-13T21:44:58-04:00March 13th, 2022|

Crowdfunding makes a net-zero school

Isaac Dickson Elementary School received PV solar panels funded by the community Isaac Dickson Elementary School in Asheville, NC, opened its doors in 2016. Two architects, Innovative Design and Legerton Architecture, designed the school to be a net-zero energy school. The metal roof panels were selected to install solar panels and roof conduits were installed. [...]

2021-07-15T21:43:08-04:00July 8th, 2021|

Innovative Design Big Environnemental Impacts by a Small Firm

Designing Positive Impacts for 44 Years Innovative Design has been committed to green, sustainable design since our founding in 1977. Our record shows how a small firm can create a big impact. Here are some numbers. Innovative Design has saved over 8.6 trillion BTUs, eliminated 1,687,000 tons of CO2, saved over 581 million gallons of water, [...]

2021-06-29T18:28:36-04:00June 25th, 2021|

Equinox II sun and passive design never get old

Sun never gets old Equinox II, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a 4,017-SF, two-story with an attic, all masonry passive solar office building that has been our office since 1983. “Equinox” is named to show equal design concern for all seasons and its appearance is obviously solar. Over the past four decades, the building [...]

2021-06-29T18:29:05-04:00June 10th, 2021|

Meet and Greet Pascale and Laura

After the recent retirement of Innovative Design’s founders, Mike Nicklas, FAIA and Gary Bailey, AIA; Brian Baewon Koh, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, and Louis Gerics, NCARB, AIA, took over leadership of Innovative Design. This week we are introducing two more leaders of ID who will strengthen our services. MEET and GREET PASCALE and LAURA, Pascale [...]

2021-07-06T14:28:53-04:00June 3rd, 2021|

Innovative Design 2.0

May 7, 2021 For Immediate Release Innovative Design 2.0 Mike Nicklas, FAIA and Gary Bailey, AIA founded Innovative Design, Inc., a unique architecture firm dedicated to utilizing solar and energy efficiency technologies as integral components of their practice. Over forty-four years, Innovative Design helped establish what became ‘green’, ‘high performance’, or ‘sustainable’ architecture with thousands [...]

2021-06-29T18:29:36-04:00May 6th, 2021|

Mike and Gary are retiring and turning over leadership of the firm they created!

In 1977, Mike Nicklas, FAIA and Gary Bailey, AIA founded Innovative Design, Inc., a unique architecture firm dedicated to fighting the energy crises of the 1970s by utilizing solar energy and energy efficiency technologies as integral components of their new practice. Over the next forty-four years, they helped shape what become ‘green’, ‘high performance’, [...]

2021-07-15T21:47:16-04:00April 21st, 2021|
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