This project involved an addition to the original William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center, also designed by ALSC Architects. The Phase 2 expansion provides additional teaching space to support research for restoring the Walla Walla watershed fishery, environmental education and water conservation practices.
The addition provides comfortable, pleasant spaces where researchers and water managers can extend chance meetings into meaningful collaboration. Circulation is externally focused and spaces utilize natural daylight to de-institutionalize the facility and provide a connection to nature. In the new gallery visitors and students can observe wet lab fish tanks, study a map of the Walla Walla watershed and view information on current research.
The facility is LEED Gold certified. Sustainable features include reduced water use, energy savings, photovoltaics and natural daylighting.
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