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The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

REX W. TILLERSON LEADERSHIP CENTER AT THE SUMMIT BECHTEL RESERVE


Rex W. Tillerson’s devotion to scouting, you could say, runs in his blood. Rex W. Tillerson’s ties to scouting go back to before he was born; his father met his mother at Boy Scout camp while she was visiting her brother. He grew up with scouting as a mainstay between frequent moves. He rose to the rank of Eagle Scout, in much the same manner that he achieved accomplishments in the corporate world — through hard work and staying true to his Scouting values. In 2009, he was inducted into the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame of the Greater New York Councils. In 2010, he was awarded the Silver Buffalo Award and appointed as the National President of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the organization’s governing body.


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OVERVIEW

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Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center will be the world’s leading ethics and leadership center for youth and adults. Training conducted at the Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center will provide youth and adults with critical and enriching ethics and leadership instruction in an extraordinarily beautiful and challenging outdoor setting. The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center will be an integral part of the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex and it will be the vehicle to launch and sustain the entire leadership program at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.


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WHY IS THE REX W. TILLERSON LEADERSHIP CENTER NEEDED?

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One hundred years ago, the founders of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) sought to create a program to that seeks to consistently promote and instill values in American citizens. By any measure, they succeeded in that aim. Not every Scout goes on to become a CEO or the President of the United States or a Nobel Laureate in chemistry or physics. But all Scouts learn to live principled lives—to do their best, to be self-reliant, and to value work, creative thinking, and humility. A Scout is the sort of person who does the right thing when no one is looking. A Scout gets more out of life, and gives more than he gets. Harris Interactive confirmed this in the study “The Values of Americans,” published in 2005.

Compared with men who were never Scouts, men who were Scouts five or more years as youth are more satisfied with their present lives and occupations, have sustained lifelong friendships, and place a higher value on family relationships. Famous Scouts

Men who were Scouts earn higher incomes, achieve higher levels of education, and attend religious services more often than men who were never Scouts. Scouting has positively influenced their character development, self-confidence, interpersonal skills ... career development and advancement.

John F. Kennedy was the first of many presidents to have participated in Scouting as a boy, and Gerald Ford was the first president to earn the Eagle Scout Award. Tom Draeger, recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for Construction; Lt. Col. Aquilla James Dyess, WWII Marine and Medal of Honor recipient; Jack Gordon, Lockheed-Martin Skunk Works President, are all Eagle Scouts—as are Neil Armstrong, Michael Bloomberg, Robert M. Gates, H. Ross Perot, Donald Rumsfeld, Sam Walton, J.W. Marriott, Jr., and Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., to name but a few.


Scouts are more likely to believe that it is important to keep informed about current events, and men who were Scouts are much more likely to vote in every election. Scouts are active members of their communities; they find opportunities to add value and to make lasting contributions. This is not a coincidence. The BSA truly does train boys to become leaders in life, in school, and in their careers. Many of our nation’s greatest business leaders, thinkers, teachers, innovators, entrepreneurs, explorers, scientists, soldiers, politicians, sportsmen, and astronauts also took these lessons and teachings seriously, and reaped the benefits later in life.

Out of 1 million men who were Scouts five or more years, only 90,000 dropped out of high school, 560,000 of these former Scouts graduated high school, 250,000 graduated from college, and 100,000 earned a post-graduate degree. 60%

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One million men who were never Scouts earn a total of $35,175,400,000 each year, more than $4 billion less than the men who were Scouts for five or more years. If earnings remained constant, over the length of a typical 40-year career, 1 million men who were Scouts for five or more years will earn $173,388,800,000 more than a group of 1 million men who were never Scouts. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

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The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center is located along the northern woodland edge of Lonnie C. Poole Jr. Gateway Village. The building’s entry is designed to be on axis with the entry to Lonnie C. Poole Jr. Gateway Village between the Nutrition Center and Scott Visitor Center, offering views beyond to the grove of trees. The larger volume of the iconic lecture hall will be on axis with the trail entering the West edge of Lonnie C. Poole Jr. Gateway Village and will offer views to and from the lake and Norman R. Augustine Twelve Points Ceremonial Flag Plaza. Because of the active program and large crowds utilizing the lecture hall, this portion of the building is oriented towards the central plaza space of Lonnie C. Poole Jr. Gateway Village. The classrooms and their smaller gatherings are more intimately sited off the hillside away from the plaza, with views engaging the tree canopy to the North. The lobby acts as a mediator space between the active plaza and quiet tree canopy, which can be completely opened up during comfortable seasons, allowing visitors to enjoy the covered porch space on each side of the building.

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CONTEXT AND POTENTIAL

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Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America— and anyone who loves the outdoors. It is home to the James C. Justice National Scout Camp and the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base, which complements the three existing bases: Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier and Florida Sea Base. With incredible facilities and amazing outdoor programs, the Summit Bechtel Reserve is a place that takes Scouts and Venturers to the limits of what they think they can do, and then pushes them further. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is a place where future leaders are shaped. New facilities, such as the Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center, will enliven the Walter Scott Summit Center, the 100-acre adventure and educational hub of the Summit Bechtel Reserve, in order to create leaders and model citizens.


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VISION

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The Vision for the Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center is to ignite a spark in Scouts and visitors that creates a lifelong passion for developing leaders. Set in a venue that is surrounded by the height of adventure and the peak of wilderness beauty, the leadership center is a new paradigm for leadership education and will center on the latest topics and themes in leadership and character development – business and personal ethics, storytelling, conflict resolution and global enterprise – to catalyze the next generation of leaders.


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THE REX W. TILLERSON LEADERSHIP CENTER GOALS

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Address Lonnie C. Poole Jr. Gateway Village and the Scott Visitor Center.


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Maintain the Summit Bechtel Reserve standards of using materials and technology that promote a healthy environment with minimal lifecycle costs.

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THE THREE PRINCIPLES

Educate “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” John Buchan Education is at the heart of leadership. The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center will stay true to the Boy Scout oath in helping Scouts and visitors remain mentally awake, curious and inquisitive. As they learn, they will acquire the skills and tenets of true leadership.


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Experience “Teach Scouts not how to get a living, but how to live.” Robert Baden-Powell Just like curiosity, leadership isn’t taught, it is ignited. When future leaders are exposed to inspiring topics and then have the ability to come together with ideas and participate in outcomes experientially, they build skills that will follow them through their lives.

Implement “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” Harold S. Geneen The sessions and workshops at the Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center offer experiential programming that will leave Scouts and visitors with real-world knowledge and application so that they can take away concrete skills for life. Participants will integrate leadership, reflection, and experience in a way that is synergistic with their other experiences at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

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BUILDING + LANDSCAPE High Performance Human-Purposed Integrated Design

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The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center facility is comprised of a lecture hall, six active learning classrooms, an IT library, restroom and shower facilities and various indoor and covered outdoor gathering spaces. The lecture hall will be large enough to accommodate 150-200 people and will be the primary lecture hall at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Robust AV/IT infrastructure will be integrated, as well as a flat floor layout to allow for maximum flexibility in the hall’s use. A sliding glass wall will offer views to the lake and flag plaza and will open up during the comfortable seasons to allow for functions to spill out onto the covered outdoor porch. The six active learning classrooms will be large enough to accommodate groups of 40 and will host breakout sessions from the lecture hall. Furniture will be flexible and moveable in order to allow for various collaborative learning arrangements. Operable partitions between the classrooms will accommodate expansion and offer flexibility for future uses. The IT library will function as a lounge space for visitors to the Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center and will be located in the lecture hall foyer. Informational kiosks located in this space will offer access to technology as well as provide power for charging phones and electronics. Restrooms and shower facilities will accommodate both large crowds for events in the lecture hall, and small overnight gatherings for Scouts. Connection to the outdoors is accomplished through sliding glass walls in the lobby, giving users access to large covered outdoor space.


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DESIGN CONCEPTS

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BUILDING PROGRAM

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The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center is envisioned as three (two classroom pavilions and one lecture hall) pavilions along the wooded edge of Gateway Village connected by the building common spaces. It consists of a new structure, divided in three major components as follows: 1. Six multipurpose classrooms, about 780 sf each. 2. A lecture hall, approximately 2,500 sf. 3. Common spaces including public restrooms (420 sf), four showers (50 sf each), open library (1,580 sf), lobbies and hallways (2,250 sf). The total building area is 11,600 sf. Multi-purpose Classrooms Break out spaces from Hall in Leadership events or used by Scouts during camp • Each room sized for 40 students in collaborative style seating • Classrooms with views and daylighting • Storage closet in each room for media and supplies Lecture Hall This will be the primary lecture hall at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. • Lecture hall for 150 – 200 people • Fully conditioned space • Ability to completely control daylighting admitted into the space • May also be used for events (flat floor) • Robust IT and AV infrastructure Exterior • Large entrance “lobby” that may be interior or just under roof • Exterior covered porch that can seat 120 • Accessible storage


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1 Stormwater detention garden 2 Hardwood bridge over stormwater swale 3 Weir wall and stormwater detention garden 4 Culinary Center Entry Plaza 5 Existing boulder fields 6 Existing gravel path 7 Vertical greenhouse 8 Terraced regional food production garden 9 Regional orchard trees 10 Raised vegetable beds 11 Greenhouse (60’ x 20’) 12 Composting, storage and workshop spaces 13 Roof garden 14 Flagstone paving with planted joints 15 Canopy and understory trees in flagstone paving 16 Large tables in crushed stone paving 17 Monolithic stone seat wall 18 Stairs 19 Flagstone paving on slab 20 Large canopy trees 21 Lawn 22 Concrete path

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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Existing Treehouse

The landscape surrounding the Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center builds on materials already employed at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Boulder fields support the elevated grades around the adjacent Scott Visitor Center and the Nutrition Center, which provide informal areas for seating and planting.

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The gathering areas are paved with large, native, flagstone that support both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Arcing concrete paths, with concrete steps as necessary to navigate elevation, provide circulation at the northern part of the site. 6

Stormwater is conveyed across the site into planted catchment basins that collect the water and convey it to existing swales that discharge to the lake. Site vegetation is comprised of native trees, shrubs, grasses and groundcovers. Twelve large hardwoods will line the entrance to Gateway Village, combined with understory trees to be sprinkled throughout the boulder fields and adjacent to gathering areas in order to provide shade. Collectively, the landscapes surrounding the Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center and the Nutrition Center serve as a unifying element, simultaneously unique to the Summit Village Core and familiar to the forms, materials and character of Summit Bechtel Reserve as a whole.

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PLANTING CONCEPTS AND MATERIALS

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Concrete weir wall within raingarden planting

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Hardwood bridges over raingardens

Rock face ‘quarry stone’ seat walls

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Productive roof garden with trellis and seating

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GO FAR TOGETHER Create the Next Generation of Leaders


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ABOUT THE TEAM BNIM Founded in 1970, BNIM delivers beautiful, integrated, living environments that inspire change and enhance the human condition. The 2011 National Architecture Firm Award Winner, BNIM is an innovative leader in designing high performance environments. Through an integrated process of collaborative discovery, we create transformative, living design that leads to vital and healthy organizations and communities. This commitment has intersected the lives of many BNIMers, who meld their personal passions and involvements into the architectural and community-based work of the firm. For us, this means the avid involvement of several BNIMers in Scouting, which carries through into the work that BNIM is involved with at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

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