Smith-Gilbert Gardens Environmental Education and Visitor Center

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Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects designed the visitors center to be the gateway to the tranquil Smith-Gilbert Gardens. The Modern design provides views to the gardens and a connection to the garden spaces. The building is designed with many groups in mind. During the day, visitors and field trip school children are welcomed to the Smith-Gilbert Gardens in a Grand 2-story Atrium. A ticket window and information desk and management offices are located on the parking / entry level.

Design Concept Model:
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Special event visitors in the evenings or weekends will have a different experience as the atrium becomes a reception lounge offering a place for drinks at cocktail tables. On the upper level, the Celebration Pavilion can accommodate dinner, reception and dancing. With a fireplace as focal point and seating for 200, the main space of the center is capable of large events in a warm atmosphere.

Design Concept Model:
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Flexible support spaces were designed to be teaching classroom during the day and available for wedding functions in the evening. A catering kitchen was positioned for maximum flexibility.


Interior Design
Graphic Design 

Project Features
Gift store
Reception Hall
Event space
Catering Kitchen


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