St. Paul, MN
A visitors center and gateway to the Como Zoo
Como Park Zoo’s Education Resource Center includes classrooms, an auditorium, and multiple exhibits expressing appreciation and understanding of the environment and bio-diversity.
The building incorporates many daylighting techniques, including use of the white steel latticework, reflecting the adjacent and connected Conservatory. Native stone is incorporated throughout. Reflecting ponds are a functioning part of the building’s cooling system, passively contributing cool air into the building.
- Visitor and interpretative center
- Environmental and bio-diversity education
- Sustainable design and construction