Each year over 13,000 students and teachers come to experience and learn from Yosemite National Park through the outdoor science programs offered by NatureBridge. Siegel & Strain designed a seventeen-building residential education center, including dining hall, cabins, bath houses, classrooms, a fire station and support facilities.
The new buildings will wed the latest green design and energy concepts with the site's inherent attributes to provide an interactive model of sustainability in which program participants can engage firsthand. The center is projected to be net-zero energy; to save sixty percent over standard water use; and to minimize construction waste through prefabricated construction. The project is seeking a LEED Platinum rating.
Yosemite National Park, California