The River Resource Center in Asbury, NJ transformed a graphite mill ruin into a thriving home for Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA). The River Resource Center takes full advantage of its perch above the Musconetcong River with thoughtful viewpoints from MWA offices and community meeting spaces, exterior viewing platforms, and ground level kayak storage for watershed members.
In keeping with MWA’s mission to preserve the Musconetcong River Watershed, restorative site design was a must for this waterside project. After Hurricane Sandy, the Center proved to be one of the most resilient buildings in the area and served as a community outpost for showering/working/cooking/tropical pet shelter.
Design Award of Excellence, PA Council Society of American Registered Architects: 2009