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North Cascades Environmental Learning Center

The North Cascades Environmental Learning Center was designed to demonstrate stewardship toward our natural resources. Using the old growth forests, canyons and creeks of the North Cascades as a metaphor, the Learning Center provides a sheltering cluster of buildings, columns, beams, struts and canopies made from lumber, concrete, steel and glass. The 38,000-SF campus includes the following: multimedia classrooms, laboratories, a library, dining hall, overnight accommodations for ninety two in three lodges, staff housing, outdoor shelters and trails. Designed for teaching, exploration, research and volunteer service, the Learning Center offers unique opportunities for understanding our region’s natural and cultural history.

The project represents a partnership between the City of Seattle, North Cascades National Parks and North Cascades Institute. The project achieved LEED® Silver certification.



Posted by on January 4, 2012.


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Education and Licenses: Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction, Washington State University, 1968 State of Washington, License to Practice Architecture, 1975 Past Experience: 2012 – Present STUDIOEDISON 2005 – 2011 HKP Architects; Partner 1978 – 2005 The Henry Klein Partnership, Architects; Partner 1972 – 1978 Henry Klein and Associates 1971 – 1972 Mel Streeter and Associates, […]more →