The Redwood Visitor Center by Siegel & Strain Architects (EcoBlock Design/Construction Team) was awarded a 2021 American Architecture Award in the Institutional/Unbuilt Category. Designed for Save the Redwoods League in close collaboration with the National Park Service, the center 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.
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.
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