Kaplan Thompson Architects, led by Principal Phil Kaplan (B.Arch ’91), was recently named as the only Maine-based company on ARCHITECT magazine’s Top 50 Firms in Sustainability List. The ARCHITECT 50 program is an annual ranking done by the publication, which is the official journal of the American Institute of Architects, with scores calculated in three categories: business, sustainability, and design.
Kaplan commented, “We have been committed to sustainable design since we started the firm 12 years ago. It’s gratifying to be recognized for this commitment and we’re honored to have our work reviewed by such an esteemed panel of judges.”
The sustainability rankings are calculated based on participation in the AIA’s 2030 Commitment Program, the percent of projects that met or exceeded the 2030 target, employee certifications, building certifications, and a green project that exemplifies the firm’s commitment to sustainability.