Ferguson Township Public Works


  • Survey
  • Site Planning, Design, and Layout
  • Sketch Options
  • Site Grading
  • Utility Coordination
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Lighting Plan
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans
  • Stormwater Management
  • NPDES Permit Applications
  • LEED Site Design/Documentation
  • Land Development Approvals


Ferguson Township, Centre County

Project Details

This facility is the newest addition to the Township’s municipal campus.  It is approximately 13,000 SF with an attached fuel island covered by a canopy.  The Township is seeking LEED Gold Certification for this project which used a low-impact style development.

The Keller team provided a detailed site design, secured the necessary land development approvals, and coordinated the site design according to the LEED credits. The required exhibits and paperwork were also prepared for the LEED application process for the United States Green Building Council.  Additional items include an attached covered fuel island and underground fuel tanks, a fuel spill containment tank, a rain garden and bioswale for stormwater management, and a small site retaining wall.

The project evolved into a campus-wide project.  Some areas, including the bottom of the existing detention basin, were converted from lawn to no-mow meadow mixes.  A pollinator garden was added around the new building, a fiber optic line was extended from the existing office building to the new building, and a hydrodynamic storm separator was added to the existing storm pipe at the lower end of campus.

Project Uniqueness:  For LEED purposes, the project includes an electric vehicle charging station, priority parking spaces for green vehicles and carpooling, extra bike racks, and unique rainwater calculations. The building was oriented due south for future photovoltaics on the roof.


For over 20 years I have had the privilege of working with Keller Engineers and their staff of surveyors, and civil and structural engineers on over $150 million worth of work. During these project relationships and partnering opportunities, my architectural teams have received nothing but premium professional services and courtesy towards my own staff, clients and prospective clients with stellar attention given to building and site details, client responsiveness and peer respect. I look forward to many more teaming opportunities and urge any other architectural firms, municipalities or clients who have not worked with Keller Engineers to do so. You will be pleasantly surprised! Richard L. Karcher, AIA, NCARB

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