Our Living Building Project

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“Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower…”     —The Living Building Challenge™

Join us in creating New England’s first “living” public environmental education center – Hitchcock’s new home! The new, 9000 square-foot Hitchcock Center will be New England’s first public environmental education center to meet the Living Building Challenge (LBC). Our new center will triple our capacity for programs that engage our curiosity and wonder, inspiring us to become change agents for a more sustainable future.

LBC’s twenty standards define the best methods of sustainable development in the built environment. Worldwide, fewer than ten structures are fully certified as living buildings. To learn more about this exciting project, we invite you to follow the links below.

Hitchcock’s new “living” building site tour!

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Friday, June 3
Join us at our our construction site for a free tour on the 1st Friday of each month. Open to all, no registration required. Park and meet in the Red Barn parking lot at Hampshire College. Locate it on the map.

Learn more about our project:

Our invitation to you:

Your support will help us to welcome our community to the new “living” Hitchcock Center in 2016.

A special business challenge: The Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc. will match all business gifts of any amount, up to $40,000. Help us leverage these important community challenges.


Living Building Challenge™ and related logo is a trademark owned by the International Living Future Institute™ and is used with permission.