The Redwood Visitor Center, designed for Save the Redwoods League in close collaboration with the National Park Service, will serve as the gateway to Redwood National and State Parks, a place to learn about the redwoods, the watershed, the wildlife, active restoration efforts, and the cultural heritage of the area. The building is designed to be all-electric and to achieve net-zero energy. In parallel, the site and adjacent creek will undergo a major ecological restoration effort and the trail network will be expanded.
To read more about the project that won in the institutional/unbuilt category, please see:
The American Architecture Awards: Since 1994, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, have organized The American Architecture Awards as a way to honor the best new significant buildings, landscape, and planning projects by American architects and planners.