POTOMAC WATERSHED CENTER

The Potomac Watershed Study Center is a series of Living Buildings at Hard Bargain Farm, a renowned environmental education center on a 100-acre site along the Potomac River. This project advances the notion of a Living Building by considering what it means to be a Living Campus. Rather than working independently, the structures are designed… More

UPENN POWER DOWN CHALLENGE

Competitions are an effective way to get people motivated and to identify best practices. They work because people tend to be motivated by actionable steps, a deadline, and an incentive. At Penn, staff Eco-Reps (supported by Re:Vision through a multi-year consultancy) led their teams in identifying ways to save energy by simply turning off unnecessary… More

SOUTH PHILA HEALTH & LITERACY CENTER

The 96,429 sf South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center, designed by VSBA Architects and Planners with sustainability consulting by Re:Vision, is a joint venture between The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the City of Philadelphia.  It offers health care, library, and recreation facilities to children and families in an evolving South Philadelphia neighborhood. … More

FRIENDS CENTER

Having secured $75,000 in grant funding from The Kresge Foundation, Re:Vision provided green design services for the renovation of the Friends Center, a 56,000 s.f. office building.  After a multi-day green design charrette with the Quaker community, Re:Vision’s design helped them achieve their fossil-fuel-free goal of LEED Platinum.  Among the more innovative features of the… More

GIRL SCOUTS SCIENCE & TECH LODGE

To reflect their environmental and educational mission, The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council hired Re:Vision to design a series of youth-friendly green buildings that can also be used as teaching tools about environmental stewardship and green design. To kick-off the projects, Re:Vision helped secure funding for a series of public design meetings (“charrettes”)… More

POTOMAC WATERSHED CENTER

The Potomac Watershed Study Center is a series of Living Buildings at Hard Bargain Farm, a renowned environmental education center on a 100-acre site along the Potomac River. This project advances the notion of a Living Building by considering what it means to be a Living Campus. Rather than working independently, the structures are designed… More

MARIPOSA FOOD CO-OP

Putting into practice a Greening Groceries research project completed for The Food Trust, Re:Vision designed the adaptive re-use of a 5,000 sf Greek-revival style bank in West Philadelphia into an appealing food-shopping venue for Mariposa Food Co-op. The project was designed to be developed in three phases, including retail space, community gathering, and a roof… More

BANCROFT GREEN DEVELOPMENT

How often do you get a whole city block to play with?  That was the opportunity on Bancroft Street where previously demolished row homes left a majority of the street vacant.   Working closely with the developer/builder, we master planned two phases of construction to create 11 new homes.  With lots less than 16’ wide, the… More

AMBLER BOILER HOUSE

Originally constructed in 1897 as a power-generating station for the production of asbestos products, the 48,000gsf Ambler Boiler House project illustrates design success in transit oriented adaptive reuse, brownfield redevelopment, and creative project financing. Innovative green strategies include induction-electric vehicle charging stations, ground source heat pumps, rain water harvesting, a comprehensive daylighting system and natural… More

MUSCONETCONG RIVER RESOURCE CENTER

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… More