Chippewa Nature Center

A nature preschool building was designed, featuring two classrooms, a parent-child reception area, and administrative offices. The existing 1960’s visitor center was upgraded with renovated classrooms and wildlife viewing areas. A new hands-on kids’ play area allows visitors to interact with natural science displays. The existing auditorium was reconfigured from fixed seating to a more […]

Urban Ecology Center

A National Model for Sustainability Education Starting from modest origins as a neighborhood-based non-profit organization housed in a double wide trailer, construction of a new facility has allowed the Urban Ecology Center to expand its offering of innovative environmental programs for young people and adults. Each year, over 15,000 students from 30 urban schools explore […]

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Preschool

The SANC Nature Preschool has a strong commitment to both environmental education and active learning. Based upon seasonal changes, the broad-based curriculum includes art, music, perceptual and cognitive skill development, large and small motor skill development, natural science exploration, and, most importantly, daily outdoor discovery of the Center’s prairie, forests, ponds and marshes. The natural […]

Harley-Davidson University

Authentic, durable materials were used that complement the Harley-Davidson image, are sympathetic to the historic context and meet the demands of the facility.  Such materials include floors of stained and sealed concrete that is reminiscent of the road. The floor in the Mock Dealership is made of end-grain Douglas fir reflecting the flooring used in […]

Harley-Davidson York Tour Center

The tour center interior includes an entry lobby, exhibit space, high definition theater, and retail store. As with all Harley-Davidson projects, only authentic and durable materials that reflect the company heritage were used. Exposed structural steel beams and ducts, galvanized corrugated metal deck, warehouse-style lighting, recycled rubber flooring, along with the use of polished chrome, […]

Zhongguancun Elementary School No. 3

A carefully designed interior building layout creates opportunities to balance teacher-directed, whole-group instruction with flexible, learner-centered work and study spaces. An innovative “School within a School” design divides the building into smaller units to give a greater sense of identity and pride of ownership among students, faculty, parents, and the community. Learning Pods and Studios […]

Write On, Door County

The site master plan identified solutions to a variety of issues, including identity and visibility from the adjacent highway, minimizing the impact of required site circulation and parking, and offering a variety of new walking trails and outdoor writing spaces. The plan also creates a gradient of spaces ranging from active public areas to more […]

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

The building employs a stable, well-insulated, massive, and self-shading shell.  This long-lasting and energy-efficient building design helps create an ‘energy flywheel’ to keep the building cool in summer and warm in winter. Supplemental heating and cooling is provided by a geothermal heat pump, and stormwater is collected in an outdoor rain garden.  A roof-mounted 10kw […]