A uniquely engineered building with an inspiring purpose, the Warren Development
Learning Center was built as an education facility for autistic students,
as well as a place for assisting and easing them into the world. The center
is administered by the Morris-Union Jointure Commission and provides support
and services for approximately 250 students with autism.
An extraordinary amount of excavation, piping and construction was required
for this 167,000 sq ft, three-story facility. The design took advantage
of its natural setting and steeply sloped location to allow for many environmentally
One feature Binsky & Snyder installed was the highly-elaborate geothermal
heating and cooling system that uses the earth’s natural, constant
temperatures to cost-effectively regulate the building’s internal
Binsky also installed the building’s rooftop energy recovery units,
pool dehumidification unit, VAV boxes, and water source heat pumps.