Submitted by ajc architects and Big-D Construction
Wetland Discovery Point is an indoor-outdoor learning experience for children visiting the Utah Botanical Center. The facility will be the home of many educational programs at the Utah Botanical Center for Utah State University. The primary function is a center of activity for UBC field trips, which are attended by more than 4,000 school-age children each year.
The building is intended to be used as an educational tool within its natural setting and as an example of sustainable design for the community and the region. The project is submitted for LEED-Platinum certification.
Owner: Utah State University
Contractor: Big-D Construction
Design Firm: ajc architects
Start: April 2008
Finish: May 2009
The building’s program is simple, comprised mostly of a large indoor-outdoor classroom space with support staging area, restrooms, office, storage and mechanical. Sustainable components were left exposed to allow educational discussions.