Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media

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This building on the campus of St. Vincent College is both an architectural gem and a true green building, having achieved Gold LEED Certification. The building fits well into the existing architecture of the campus, and it connects to the outside community through its location at the gateway to the campus. One of the many unique features of this building is the extensive use of local materials throughout. These materials include black walnut wood that was harvested by monks from the monastery’s forest and originally milled on site in 1885. The monks stored this precious wood in the basement of St. Vincent Basilica until the perfect use for it was identified. Now, the century-old black walnut if visible in the walls of the Fred Rogers Center. We believe that it was worth the wait.
Silver Award