John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Architect: Susan Maxman & Partners
One of the first green buildings in the Philadelphia area, this environmentally sensitive design includes an interpretive center, classrooms, meeting room and offices for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Center. The CEEC has received multiple awards and was the subject of a video shown on public television.
Open since 2000, the building is an extremely energy efficient design, includes salvaged, recycled, and renewable materials and features innovative stormwater management. Wastewater is treated in the Marsh Machine - an ecological treatment system housed in a greenhouse - and the clean water is recycled to flush the toilets in a closed loop.
Muscoe Martin served as Principal-in-Charge for this project while with Susan Maxman & Partners.