Sandhill REC Administrative Building

New Building
Opened in the Fall of 2009, the new Sandhill REC Administrative Building is home to Sandhill REC administration, faculty and staff.  The building also boasts classroom and conference room space.  A candidate for LEED Gold certification, the unique architecture blends with the local environment to preserve the natural Sandhill setting.  The structure is topped with a green roof, on which native grasses can grow without irrigation. Steel walls are locally sourced and fully recyclable. A passive chilled beam system for cooling cuts energy consumption by half.

While still on the drawing board the plans for this project garnered national awards for both design and environmental stewardship.  Beginning with the construction phase and continuing on today, the property frequently hosts architects, students, designers and green engineers seeking to further their knowledge of the techniques and practices employed.

Building Front

Building Lake

Building Facts

Wood used was rescued from abandoned SC Mill

No east or west glass exposure

All carpeting made from recycled fibers

"Green roof"

Passive chilled beam system for cooling

Wastewater is recycled

No CFC refrigerants

Building materials extracted and processed regionally

Smoke-free setting

Building Awards

Achieving LEED Gold Certification

Honor Award, AIA Maryland, 2007

Honor Award, Virginia AIA, 2007