San Diego National Wildlife Refuge: US Fish & Wildlife Service

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Carlsbad Building, California Architecture Design

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

Administrative Headquarters, Carlsbad Architecture, CA, USA – design by Line and Space

Oct 26, 2011

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Location: San Diego Bay
2010
Design: Line and Space

US Fish and Wildlife Service Administrative Headquarter

As a “portal” to San Diego Bay’s ecologically unique Sweetwater Marsh, the new Administrative Headquarters for the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides a collaborative facility where in-house wildlife biologists and environmental education specialists perform work and analysis within the habitat. The light, open design offers a strong connection to the inspirational landscape while the multi-purpose Resource Room supports expanded environmental education programs. Integral interpretation enhances the visitor experience and is hoped to increase usage and appreciation of the Refuge’s trails.

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photos : Mike Torrey

Design of the LEED Gold project is highly influenced by site forces and resource conservation. Features include a 30 kW photovoltaic array, proper solar orientation, natural daylighting, passive heating and cooling techniques, and water harvesting. Concern for off-site views drove a low-profile structure that is in harmony with the land. The goal of mitigating bird strikes on windows directly influenced the architecture in the form of downward-angled glass so panes reflect ground rather sky.

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge – Building Information

Year Completed: 2010
Client: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Architect: Line and Space, LLC
Lead Architectural Designer, Project Manager: Henry Tom, AIA
Project Architect: Johnny Birkinbine, AIA
David Bullaro, Manny Kropf, Ray Jin, Jared Logue (Architectural Support Team)

Consultants
Landscape Architecture: Neri Landscape Architecture
Structural: Holben Martin & White
Civil, Mechanical, Electrical: GLHN
Telecommunications: Technology Plus
LEED Administration: Drew George & Partners

General Contractor: PCL Construction

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge images / information from Line and Space

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge design : Line and Space

Location: 6010 Hidden Valley Rd, Carlsbad, California 92011, United States

Contact: (760) 930-0168


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