NOAA Hatfield Marine Science Center
$4.5 million oceanic research station, office, & warehouse
My coworker Trace Ward and I worked as a team on this project: he undertook the onerous task of specifying and administering this federal government project, leaving me with the much simpler task of fleshing out the design, coordinating consultants, and making the set of construction documents. We had to please a tricky user group of government and scientific clients and provide a solid, durable, yet beautiful building that could accommodate years of harsh marine environment, treacherous Zone 4 earthquakes, and tsunami risk.
We worked with the clients (who conduct oceanic environmental research) and one of our consultants, Dougherty Landscape Architects, to create an appropriate micro-ecosystem around the facitility.