Client:Fox River Water Reclamation District
Date:July 31, 2012

Just the right Chemistry

FRWRD Administration Building

  • H²O + Ag = A Great Solution

    Located on a pristine site adjacent to the Fox River, the new LEED® registered  with a certification goal of Silver administration building gently rests upon the site, respecting the natural prairie. In response to the 100 year flood plain and adjacent wetlands, the building is sited in an east-west orientation, with an expanse of the windows facing south, toward the river.
  • Closing the Loop

    Being adjacent to the existing West Plant affords the unique opportunity in the design of the mechanical system to use the effluent from the existing tanks in a closed loop heat transfer system, which will reduce the initial construction cost and, ultimately, the long-term operations and maintenance cost.
  • Let the Sun Shine In

    All of the offices are provided with outstanding views and daylighting. The glazing is protected by engineered sunshades which control the glare and solar heat gain.
  • Ready for the Rain

    Stormwater is being controlled through the use of permeable pavers. This system allows rain water to dissipate into the sandy soil beneath the site.
  • A part of the Whole

    The entry façade is sympathetic to the architectural expression of the existing facility, creating a campus feel to the complex.