Wister Education Center and Greenhouse
New greenhouse and education center
LEED-NC Gold Certified
Owner: Swarthmore College
Architect: Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
Philadelphia Business Journal’s List of the Top 25 LEED-certified Buildings
2010 Real Estate & Construction Review Best New Green Project in the Northeast Region
- Cedar siding manufactured from trees harvested from campus by W.S. Cumby on a previous student housing project
W.S. Cumby, Inc. provided general contracting services for a new 5,400 SF greenhouse and education center at The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College. The new facility replaced a 900 SF existing greenhouse on Swarthmore’s campus.
The new facility includes a new production greenhouse for horticulture display, plant evaluation space, offices and areas for public education, including a classroom, kitchenette and reception lobby.
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