This project proposes a new research facility for the CESE water quality monitoring laboratory located along the banks of the Erie Canal. The design guides visitors through experiences of hydrological activity translated as the three states of water. By using the site's existing land form features including a 40 foot slope towards the canal, a system which pushes water upwards towards the research center can be introduced thus deforming the landscape into a newly faceted and existing smooth terrain. The buildings connect the old and the new where the exterior form becomes a part of the faceted terrain and the interior space embeds into the existing landscape. The educational hub includes an installation of mist and the roof of recreation center turns into an ice skating rink featuring a cafe inside.