Stroud Water Research Center

Moorhead Environmental Complex

Scope of Work


Avondale, PA

Total Value:



May 2012

Square Feet:


Project Type:



M2 Architecture,

Re:Vision Architecture


2016 Excellence in GSI Award,

Private Project Award


Nason Construction provided Construction Management services for the construction of a two-story, 14,000 square foot new education and development center for Stroud Water Research Center. The building incorporated significant sustainable design and achieved LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification issued by the US Green Building Council. The complex provides improved and expanded classroom and administrative space to enable the Center to achieve its mission of advancing knowledge and stewardship of fresh water through research, education, and restoration.

Sustainable components include:
  • storm water management using natural landscaping with porous surfaces
  • green roof
  • geothermal heating and cooling system
  • rooftop rainwater capture system feeding water-efficient toilets
  • rain gardens with native vegetation
  • conversion of septic system to wetland wastewater treatment system
  • composting toilets
  • radiant, underfloor heating
  • natural ventilation
  • solar power
  • high-efficiency windows

The building is connected to the existing complex through the stream house. The facility is designed to capture rainwater to support aquatic research needs helping further the research endeavors of the Center.