The Beacon Institute’s global center for the study and conservation of waterways is housed in this LEED? Gold adaptive reuse project on the banks of the Hudson River. In repurposing and expanding a 19th Century brickworks, Gensler took a “whole building” design approach to integrate green and comprehensive IT and AV? technologies into the center. The resulting spaces are both a catalyst for the Institute’s mission and a living laboratory for testing and implementing sustainable building systems, including geothermal tempering, natural ventilation, and a green roof and composting toilets. The facility also supports exhibitions about the center, global research and remote learning.