Indian Springs Metropolitan Authority, James Clarkson Environmental Discovery Center
Completion Date: May 2006
Owner: Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority
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Program: An 18,000-square-foot discovery center set on 70 acres
Design concept and solution: The design of the James Clarkson Environmental Discovery Center was the result of collaboration with landscape architects, scientists, engineers, educators, and architects. Set upon a 70-acre site, visitors can explore rehabilitated wetlands, prairies, and forest ecosystems. The copper-roofed visitors center appears to be an extension of the landscape. The glass facade rear of the building offers views of the lake, restored prairies, and meadows beyond.
Gross square footage:
18,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost:
500 Griswold, Suite 1700
Detroit, MI 48226
T: (313) 983-3600
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