Environment Hall

The Nicholas School is excited to announce plans for Duke Environment Hall, a 70,000-square-foot building that will serve as the new home of the Nicholas School of the Environment.

“Duke’s Environment Hall will make a bold statement of Duke’s commitment to leadership in forging a sustainable environmental future through research, education and practice,”
–Dean William L. Chameides.


What is it?

A five-story, glass-and-concrete building that incorporates the highest sustainable features and technologies, and meets or exceeds the criteria for LEED platinum certification.


Where will it be?

Attached by a walkway to the “A” wing of the LSRC, the Nicholas School’s current home, it will bring together all elements of its Durham campus-based program under one roof.


What’s the timeframe?

Groundbreaking occurred on April 20, 2012.  The expected completion date is March 2014.


Who’s involved?

Payette, a Boston-based architecture and design firm, is the architect.
Duke Facilities Management is managing and overseeing the project.
Arup, an international design, engineering and planning firm, is the LEED certification consultant.
Lend Lease, a project management and construction company, is the contractor.

For more information, contact us at dukenvironment@nicholas.duke.edu