The Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve

Chester County , PA


Norwood served as construction manager to deliver the 9,300 SF Lenfest Center, a management and education facility at the ChesLen Preserve. The Lenfest Center was commissioned through Natural Lands Trust, an organization dedicated to protecting forests, fields, streams, and wetlands in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. The organization’s core values are mirrored in the facility’s ultra-sustainable design which incorporates extensive recycled material from the property’s previous use. Other notable “green” features include a geothermal HVAC system, rain gardens, an outdoor pavilion for bird viewing and landscaping designed to encourage wildlife interaction and integrate the building into the natural surroundings.