Category: Architecture

Year: 2014

Palo Alto, CA

Cody Anderson Wasney Architects

The EcoCenter

Photographer

Bruce Damonte

In this transformation from historic Sea Scout Base to contemporary environmental education center, a whimsical building designed by a local master was literally pulled from the bay mud and given a new use appropriate to its location in a tidal marsh. This adaptive reuse tackled many daunting technical challenges, restoration of historic fabric, and the deft insertion of new program with ship-like efficiency, resulting in a new educational resource for volunteer teachers, elementary school students, and the many hikers who happen upon it while enjoying the Bay Trail.

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