Lloyd Center, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, and the Circle of Life

By Stephen Demarest Rath “The Child is father of the Man” (William Wordsworth) During my interview with Kathryn Duff—lead architect at studio2sustain inc, and designer of the new Welcome Center, Teaching Pavilion, and improvements to the Foundation House at the Lloyd Center—she hit upon a principle that was very dear to the founder, Karen Gallup […] Read more »

BankFive Gives $30K to Dartmouth Lloyd Center for Capital Campaign Upgrades

SouthCoast TODAY on June 28, 2017 BankFive has earmarked $30,000 for the facilities renovation and expansion campaign at Dartmouth’s Lloyd Center for the Environment, according to a news release. The Lloyd Center has been providing highly regarded research-based environmental education programs for students and residents of Dartmouth, Westport and beyond for more than 30 years. […] Read more »

Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Awards Lloyd Center $225,000 Capital Grant

Thank you to the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF)! The Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc. has been approved for a $225,000 Capital grant from MassDevelopment, the Mass Cultural Council’s partner in the administration of the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF). For more information on the Center’s facilities project, please click here.   Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment and the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School Join Forces for a Unique, Living Building Challenge

The Lloyd Center is excited to announce its partnership with the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School in the construction of the Lloyd Center’s new Welcome Center, a building project with a unique challenge. The Welcome Center is designed to pursue the most stringent of green building standards, the “Living Building Challenge™  (LBC™)” certification […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Aims for Lean, Green, Energy-producing Machine for New Welcome Center

By Douglas McCulloch | Apr 27, 2017 The Lloyd Center is constructing the 13th building in the world to generate more energy than it uses with the help of South Coast students. The new welcome center would follow the strictest building codes in existence — meaning not even trace amounts of specifically banned chemicals can […] Read more »

Founder’s Vision Breaks New Ground

by Stephen Demarest Rath The founder of the Lloyd Center for the Environment, Karen Gallup Lloyd, liked to discuss the deepest subjects over a cup of coffee with cream, a blend she insisted be the “color of the Potomac.” She was fascinated with the idea of balance and was drawn to a number of interests […] Read more »

The Transformation Has Begun

Overlooking the water, nestled among trees and old stone walls, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s newly constructed Teaching Pavilion is the first visible sign of the Transforming a Legacy capital campaign. Reflecting the Lloyd Center’s ongoing commitment to environmental education, this 600 square foot, open-air structure provides a dedicated gathering place for teaching and […] Read more »

Transforming A Legacy ~ Buildings Begin!

On April 4th, contractors, carpenters and machinery will arrive at the Lloyd Center as the first of our three facility projects gets underway.  Sixteen-on-Center, a highly respected contracting firm from Tiverton, RI with a special interest and expertise in “green building” will begin construction of the new, 600-square-foot Teaching Pavilion on the Slocum River. The […] Read more »

Three foundations donate to the Lloyd Center’s capital campaign

Three foundations have committed $25,000 each to the Lloyd Center’s $3 million “Transforming a Legacy” capital campaign to support a new green building and expanded educational programs. The Bafflin Foundation of Rhode Island donated toward site improvements in keeping with the efforts of its founder Lois Orswell to “support plants and the earth,” according to […] Read more »

Lloyd Center’s Transforming A Legacy Campaign receives foundation grants

The Lloyd Center’s Capital Campaign, Transforming A Legacy, has received three generous foundation grants to support its educational programs and facilities improvements. The Bafflin Foundation has given the Center $25,000 to assist with site improvements in keeping with the lifetime efforts of Lois Orswell to “support plants and the earth”. Through the Community Foundation of […] Read more »

LLoyd Center’s new Welcome Center to be among world’s greenest buildings

Plans for the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s proposed Welcome Center include a drop-off center, visitor restrooms, gathering space, elements using felled trees and reclaimed wood on site, a handicap-accessible sloping grey-water treatment garden, all modeled to rigorous sustainability standards, according to a news release. The plan, drawn out by architect Kathryn Duff, founder and […] Read more »

Transforming a Legacy Campaign ~ Lloyd Center’s New Welcome Center

New Bedford architect Kathryn Duff, founder and director of studio2sustain, inc. in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presented a set of innovative and environmentally rigorous building plans for the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s  proposed Welcome Center at Architecture Boston Expo (ABX 2015) in November. The plans are the blueprint for the Lloyd Center’s Welcome Center, part […] Read more »

Lloyd Center on mark for $3 million upgrade campaign

DARTMOUTH — Don’t be alarmed to see the new flagged off area at the Lloyd Center for the Environment. It heralds good news for fans of the 34-year-old nature center on Potomska Road — expansion. The closed area marks the footprint of a new 960-square-foot visitor center, a part of the $3 million capital campaign […] Read more »

Lloyd Center Plans a Transformation


The Lloyd Center has changed thousands of lives, but soon, the Center will see some changes of its own. During their annual meeting last month, members of the Lloyd Center, Dartmouth’s 82-acre nature preserve, research hub and educational facility, announced their “Transforming a Legacy” capital campaign. The Center hopes to raise $3 million to fund […] Read more »

Lloyd Center for the Environment kicks off $3 million upgrade campaign

It’s only 34 years old, but it’s getting a face lift. Lloyd Center for the Environment, the scenic 82-acre wonderland off Potomska Road, is in line for a new welcome center, waterfront teaching pavilion and other expansions to accommodate the more than 25,000 visitors it serves each year. “Our programs are growing, the demand for […] Read more »