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”) at each camp that included over 100 participants.
One of the camp’s flagship buildings is the LEED-Platinum rated Lynn L. Williams Science & Technology Lodge which is a multi-functional program center and multi-generational resource for the community. The building design stems from the natural resources available on the site, as well as the desire to minimize impact to the environmentally sensitive, sloped site. In response, the building is perched on the land and visitors enter across a bridge and exit onto a cantilevered sleeping porch that overlooks the wooded site. Throughout the passive solar building, there are strong indoor-outdoor connections to facilitate the flow of visitors between the building and the site beyond. Sustainable Features
2009 Leadership Award, Delaware Valley Green Building Council