Thanks to Hourigan Construction Company for their video services for CBF's Brock Environmental Center.

Virtual Tour


Welcome to the Brock Environmental Center

Video produced by Bear In Mind Strategies.


Fly-Over of the Brock Environmental Center


Take a Virtual Tour of the New Building.


Interviews with CBF President Will Baker and staff members involved with the Brock Environmental Center project."

A Pebble in the Pond—The Living Building Challenge Charrette

In the Fall of 2012, Hourigan Construction Company (HCC) invited Virginia Tech's Department of Building Construction, in the Myers Lawson School of Construction, to work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) on a Living Building Challenge (LBC) facility in Virginia Beach, Va. This facility, the The Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point, required a focus on higher-level factors surrounding constructability, means and methods, logistics, and schedule for a real, high performance building, both in its design and implementation. As a result of this partnership, HCC asked the students from Virginia Tech to research and recommend suitable solutions to the current "state-of-the-art" processes in implementing a sustainable construction site, solutions that meet the spirit of the LBC.

Sustainability: Looking Forward

The SmithGroupJJR

What's next for sustainable design? SmithGroupJJR sustainability co-leaders Russell Perry, Greg Mella, and Don Posson talk about some of the most significant trends: the push toward net-zero energy buildings, material ingredient transparency, and early conceptual performance modeling.

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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