Fact Sheet

Expected Completion Date: Fall 2014

Site Areas/Acreages        

  • CBF's parcel is 10 acres. Of that, the Brock Environmental Center, including decks, ramps, and a pavilion, will comprise 0.5 acre.The entrance drop-off road and paths add approximately 0.65 acre for a total of less than 1.18 acre (less than 1% of the entire Pleasure House Point 118 acre tract).

Design Team

  • Architect: SmithGroupJJR, Washington, D.C. (this firm also designed the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, CBF's headquarters building and the first LEED platinum building)
  • Architect: Janet Harrison
  • Landscape and Civil Design: WPL, Virginia Beach
  • General Contractor: Hourigan Construction, Virginia Beach
  • Owner's Rep: Skanska, Virginia Beach



    • Grade (ground level) is 4'5" (above sea level)
    • Main building is 25'5" (from grade/ground level)
    • Multipurpose room is 35'6" (from grade/ground level)
    • Wind turbines (two) – 81' at highest point
    • Finished floor elevation is 13'8" above sea level (allows for future sea level rise and tidal flooding during severe weather)


    • 260’ (without pavilion)


    • 40 feet


    • The building is slightly less than 9,000 sq. ft. 

Space Configuration

  • 1/3 office space
  • Open office space layout (12 CBF desks, 8 Lynnhaven River NOW desks, 1 City of Virginia Beach Parks and Rec staff person desk); 6 intern/volunteer spaces
  • Community meeting space for 85-100 people
  • Meeting room for 18-20 people
  • Meeting room for 6 people
  • Huddle room for 4 people
  • 1/3 common space for lobby, bathrooms, deck, walkways, kitchen, utility

Outdoor pavilion to accommodate 75 students


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