J. Lindsay Embrey Engineering

Picture of exterior of J. Lindsay Embrey Engineering Building

Certified: Gold

J. Lindsay Embrey Engineering is a 56,732 square foot facility constructed for the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering located at 3101 Dyer Street on the SMU Campus in Dallas, Texas. The building was designed and constructed with the goal of achieving LEED Gold.  Not only was the facility the first LEED building completed on the SMU main campus, it was the first LEED Gold building on a campus in the State of Texas.

The project achieved 42 points under LEED NC 2.2.

The project reached substantial completion on July 11, 2006.

Originally, the team sought basic certification.  However, at the urging of Dean Geoffrey Orsak, it was realized that with careful programming, planning, and design, it was possible to go for a "Gold" level rating.

The project features many "non-visible" energy and environmental benefits such as the use of electricity by a renewable energy source, utilization of non-potable water to irrigate landscaping, a construction program that used local and regional products and building materials such as carpet, adhesives, paints, and wood by-products that contained low emitting VOC's.

"The Embrey Engineering Building will be more than a facility; it will be a living laboratory for our students and faculty as well as a showpiece for design and construction in our region." - Dean Geoffrey Orsak

Project Team

Architect: Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford
MEP Engineer: Purdy-McGuire
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Civil Engineer: Raymond L. Goodson Jr., Inc.
Landscape Architect: Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein, Inc.
Audio Visual Consultant: Acoustical Dimensions
Construction Manager: Austin Commercial