Neuse River Waste Water Treatment Plant

Image Neuse River Waste Water Treatment Plant

Location
Wake County, NC

Date
2008, 2016 - Lab & Office Renovation

 

DTW Architects designed a training facility addition in front of an existing administration building, which created a public face at the main entry of the facility. This addition accommodates groups up to 150 in both large and small training settings. This configuration also made possible a small plaza between the buildings, complete with water features.

The client was especially interested in showcasing water-saving strategies to its constituents, and reuse water from the plant is used for toilet flushing and make-up water to the HVAC chiller. This project achieved LEED silver certification from the USGBC, and was the first LEED certified building for the City of Raleigh. In 2015 DTW returned to the Neuse River Waste Water Treatment Plant to renovate the existing laboratory facility. This work included 11,000 square feet of new laboratory space and 9,000 square feet of new office space.

In 2016, DTW Architects returned to the project to reconfigure the facility’s support and operational services to suit the client’s changing needs.  The facility was outfitted with a state-of-the-art testing lab, as well as improvements to the architectural finishes, MEP, and life safety upgrades.