29 West Main Street
Fleetwood, PA 19522
U.S. Mail: PO Box 412
P: 610-944-5536
F: 610-944-5539

Cost Effective, Innovative, Timeless, Sustainable Architecture

Portfolio: LEED

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EarthRes Group — Pipersville, Bucks County, PA

Watkins Architect LTD designed the 16,000 sq. ft. addition and renovations for the existing 6,000 SF office building for the EarthRes Group, an environmental engineering firm in Bucks County, PA. The project is LEED Silver certified. Sustainable practices and features include:


Penn State Schuylkill: Nittany Apartments V — Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, PA

Watkins Architect was pleased to be the Penn State Schuylkill project architect for the $4 million residence hall that opened in August 2010. The 30,000 sq. ft. new apartment building includes 12 apartment units with 72 beds, student lounge, laundry facilities, public restrooms and a student life office. The project is LEED silver certified. Sustainable practices and features include:


Knoll Showrooms — Various Locations

Philadelphia, PA — The new 11,633 sq. ft. LEED-CI Silver Certified showroom incorporates a number of environmentally-friendly design elements, including maximized use of natural light and, where necessary, fluorescent fixtures with optimized energy performance and lighting controls; carpeted floors with a backing that contains 76% post-consumer materials; Eco-Spec paint low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs); wall coverings with high recycled content; Energy Star rated appliances; Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood; GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified furnishings and textiles; high recycled content building materials; recycling program and rapidly renewable linoleum flooring.


Growing Hearts Early Childhood Education Center — Fleetwood, Berks County, PA

The new 13,000 sq. ft. preschool is anticipating LEED-NC Platinum Certification and incorporates a number of environmentally-friendly design elements, including maximized use of natural light, fluorescent fixtures with optimized energy performance; rapidly renewable cork flooring and carpet with a backing that contains 76% post-consumer materials; Eco-Spec paint low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs); Energy Star rated appliances; Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood; high recycled content building materials, reduced impervious cover, highly reflective roofing and site/tree design to minimize heat island effect, water use reduction, energy use reduction and many other environmentally-friendly design elements.


The Knoll Lubin Manufacturing Facility — East Greenville, Montgomery County, PA

Watkins Architect LTD is serving as the LEED Consultant for the required five-year re-certification of this LEED for existing buildings: operations and maintenance building. Services include serving as the project team administrator for the LEED online submittal process, updating the facility's operation and maintenance manual, analyzing previously submitted supporting documents, completing feasibility checklists for credits that are attainable, making recommendations to make the facility more environmentally-friendly, creating a project schedule for the re-certification process, assigning specific tasks to team members from the facility, organizing, creating and uploading supporting documents for each pre-requisite and credit and filling in online credit templates.

29 West Main Street • Fleetwood, PA 19522
U.S. Mail: PO Box 412
P: 610-944-5536 • F: 610-944-5539