Farewell Architects LLC and its consultants create new buildings that are, above all, environmentally responsive. In all of our work we strive, together with our team, to integrate current thinking about energy, material resources, and water and site conditions to achieve functional and efficient solutions. We have developed a methodology for this integrated approach that balances cost, performance, visual and operational goals. This has led to projects that have been innovative and expressive: the environmental approach has been the ground for poetic design.
The work has been nationally published and awarded. The Willow School phase one building was called the “Greenest School in America” by Eco-Structure Magazine when completed in 2001 and the latest phase, a Health Wellness and Nutrition Building, is pursuing certification by the Living Building Challenge and was recently featured in Green Building and Design. Projects have been featured in both the architectural press and in newspapers and magazines.
Michael Farewell has lectured about the work, most recently at AIANY, and taught an urban design studio grounded in principles of sustainable design at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Delivered papers include “From the Parthenon to the Prius: Tradition, Modernity, and the New Paradigm in Courthouse Design” presented at the Sixth International Conference on Courthouse Design. Allan Ford’s Designing the Sustainable School featured the first phase of the Willow School.
Two current projects nearing completion are designed to LEED platinum and net zero energy standards. The recently completed Monninger Center at Fairleigh Dickinson University is LEED gold certified.