For Lowe’s Corporate Headquarters, a key element in achieving their vision for their destination-style workplace was to create a signature lake amenity that doubles as the site’s main stormwater system. The lake was created by impounding a natural stream that runs through the site and feeds the seven-acre lake. A 38-foot-high earthen dam, approved by the USCOE, NCDENR Division of Land Quality and NCDENR Division of Water Quality, provides internal roadway connectivity, fulfilling both principal and emergency spillway functions. The dam, lake, and adjacent wetlands provides quality stormwater management as well as a more sustainable approach to landscape irrigation for the campus. Lake water quality and ecological balance are enhanced by planting around the shore and wetlands in addition to stocking the lack with selective fish species.