Owner: Mt. Cuba Center
Method: Construction Management
Architect: Re:Vision Architecture
Phase 1 of Mt. Cuba Center’s (MCC) Master Plan project will include construction of a new greenhouse complex consisting of a 9,000 SF greenhouse and 7,000 SF headhouse, a 73 space parking lot, entry path with associated stormwater management infrastructure, enhancements and accessibility adaptations to the main house and formal garden paths as well as select utility infrastructure improvements. The Greenhouse Complex aspires to a zero energy footprint. Environmental sustainability measures include building orientation and protective landscape features, water recycling and filtration, passive solar gain control and water heating, natural ventilation, geothermal heating, compost and nutrient recycling and photovoltaics. MCC is a botanical garden in Hockessin, DE, that puts the beauty of native landscapes on display to inspire conservation.