The formal resolution of the project grew from the strong images of the site, which is situated at a transition zone between two ecosystems. The hardwood hammock islands within the sea of sawgrass, the rhythmic structure of the pinelands, and the indigenous architecture of the land—the pole structure and distinctive roof form of the Seminole chickee—are all manifest in the design.
Like the path of the hurricane, a singular wall slashes through the exhibit space, serving as the structure’s organizing element and standing as a constant reminder of the divisive forces of nature.
“The efforts of the design team could not have provided a more appropriate or fitting representation for Everglades National Park.”
AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Honor Award
ASLA Maryland & Potomac Chapters Award