Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

project description

Human Nature, in collaboration with CDS Associates, provided site master planning and sustainable design services for a new, state-of-the-art, high performance facility for The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). The overall site master plan addressed the complex logistical needs of the facility while creating a compelling visitor/employee arrival experience. Human Nature generated grading, paving, and planting plans, in addition to design details and specifications. To help fulfill the project's sustainability goals, Human Nature designed and incorporated a broad range of landscape-based stormwater management features, including bioswales, bioretention basins, and porous concrete parking areas. The site plant species require no additional irrigation.  Completed in 2013, the new facility has achieved LEED Gold status for its extensive use of sustainable technologies, strategies, and processes.


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)


Hughesville, Maryland

project phases

Site Design through Implementation



campus environments