AJLC in the Media

The AJLC has received local and national recognition since its construction. A history of major press coverage and awards are given here in chronological order.


  • One of the 30 Milestone Buildings of the 20th Century, U.S. Department of Energy, William McDonough & Partners
  • Top 10 Sustainable Buildings in the World (2014), Energy Digital
  • One of the Top 10 Green Projects  (2002), American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Build America Award (2001), National Convention of the Associated Contractors of America, Mosser Construction
  • Build Ohio Award  (2000), Associated Contractors of Ohio, Mosser Construction
  • Honor Award (1999), AIA Committee on Architecture and Education, William McDonough & Partners
  • 52 Game Changing Buildings Through the Years  (2016), Building Design + Construction Magazine
  • American Architecture Award (1999), Chicago Athenaeum, William McDonough & Partners


  • The Environment and Oberlin: An Update  (Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Summer 2002)
  • Lewis Center Landscape Takes Shape (Oberlin Online, July 13, 2000)
  • Vision 2020 Lights the Way, and the Lewis Center Shines (Oberlin Online, March 29, 2000)
  • Lewis Center to Undergo Indoor Air Quality Monitoring (Oberlin Online, February 15, 2000)
  • Lewis Center Featured in DOE Calendar (Oberlin Online, January 14, 2000)
  • Adam Joseph Lewis Center Receives Two Architectural Awards (Oberlin Online, July 12,1999)
  • The Construction of the Adam J. Lewis Center, May 4, 1999 (Oberlin Online, May 4, 1999)
  • The Construction of the Adam J. Lewis Center, April 27, 1999 (Oberlin Online, April 29, 1999)
  • The Construction of the Adam J. Lewis Center, February 23, 1999 (Oberlin Online, February 23, 1999)
  • Work Progresses on Adam Joseph Lewis Center (Oberlin Online, January 26, 1999)
  • Breaking Ground , by David Orr (Yes!, Winter 98-99)
  • Groundbreaking for Environmental Studies Center (Oberlin Online, September 28, 1998)
  • Breaking New Ground  (Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Fall 1998)

Peer Reviewed Publications

The AJLC has been featured in several leading publications, including Time Magazine.

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