Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Environmental Center
(Potomac Watershed Study Center)
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Environmental Center (also known as the Potomac Watershed Study Center) furthers the mission of the Alice Ferguson Foundation to encourage connections between people, the natural environment, farming, and the cultural heritage of the Potomac River Watershed.
Hugh Lofting collaborated with Re:Vision Architecture and an extensive design and construction team to incorporate timber and glue-lam framing into the 480,031-square-foot environmental center complex. Integrated design charrettes were part of the process to bring the project to life. The environmental emphasis of both the client and building resulted in a facility that achieves net zero energy and water usage and attained Living Building and LEED Platinum certifications.
Architect: Re:Vision Architecture
Timber Framer: Hugh Lofting Timber Framing & High Performance Building
LEED Platinum Certified
Living Building Challenge Certified
Net Zero Energy Certified
Award: Top 25 Best Real Estate Deals of 2015 Washington Business Journal
images courtesy Re:Vision Architecture