Cylburn Arboretum Friends Nature Education Center

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Renovation and addition of a historic Carriage House originally built in the 1870s and later rebuilt around 1912 after a fire. The Cylburn Arboretum Friends intend to stabilize and renovate the 3,800 sf two-story Carriage House and have proposed adding a 4,300 sf addition to create the Nature Education Center at Cylburn Arboretum. The Friends charged the Ziger|Snead team to design the Nature Education Center to not only be innovative, visually stimulating and beautiful, but highly functional. To offer a design that affords visitors opportunities to learn more about the natural environment, both wild and cultivated. Interpretive experiences are being designed to encourage visitors to shift their typical perspectives and to see and feel themselves and the surrounding environment anew. Supporting spaces will be used for offices and educational programming. The project is targeting a LEED Silver certification or equivalent.

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Design Team: Douglas Bothner; Ann Powell; Jeremy ChinnisCyrus Lee

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Owner: Cylburn Arboretum Friends

Area: 4,500 sf addition; 3,300 sf renovation

Completion: Est. 2021

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