Science and Sustainability
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Science is hands-on and fun at Fort Wayne’s Center for mathematics, science, and technology. While this project pre-dated the LEED Green Building Rating System, Science Central embraces all the principles of sustainable design. This project was a former brownfield site, which was cleaned and restored, followed by the adaptive re-use renovation of the historic City Light and Power Plant to provide 35,000 SF of exhibit, demonstration, and administrative space. Most of the building’s original architecture and interior finishes were maintained and restored, much of which was utilized in demonstration displays as part of the museum. The building uses a geo-thermal, water-furnace system for heating and cooling, providing as much as 35% to 45% reduced energy costs for the facility over traditional HVAC systems.