Project Title: Center for Oekologie
Site: Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildelife Refuge, CA
Constraints: Offices: 340 sf, Restrooms (2 public), Observation deck overlooking garden and refuge - 100sf, Ernst Haeckel Library – 2000sf, Auditorium for 100 people, Kitchenette – 120sf, Exhibition Space – 600sf, Classroom – 300sf, Lobby (reception coat check)– 250sf, Mechanical / storage, Circulation (20% or total sf)
Landscape: Salt marsh/upland/freshwater ecology garden 18,432sf. 96'X192'
A new Environmental Center which houses a library that contains the archives of Ernst Haeckel and is interwoven with a manicured sculptural garden intended for the study of San Francisco Bay refuge ecology. Intended to fully serve visitors with disabilities.
My strategy was to develop a panel system based on the Haeckaelian Observation Tower. These geometric panels would be developed as a steel frame and cladding of glass, corten steel, aluminum mesh and/or stone.
Status: School Project