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queens museum of art
red hook center for the arts
academy of american poets
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AIA new york chapter
new orleans incubator project
joan mitchell foundation
project: Elise Chapin Interpretive Center Nature Museum
location: Chattanooga, TN
client: Chattanooga Audobon Society
contact: Garnet Chapin
The Interpretive Center is a small museum designed as the winning entry in a national design competition. The Elise Chapin Sanctuary Interpretive Center is also a public educational and meeting facility and is situated at the entrance to a natural sanctuary located near Chattanooga, TN.
The program for the interpretive Center includes two galleries for the display of Indian and natural artifacts. One gallery will house a permanent collection, and a second gallery is for traveling exhibits. The Solar Panel roof of the lobby is an important part of the Nature Interpretive Center; supplying energy to the building while it is also an active demonstration project about solar power.
The building has a wood and steel structure, and is sheathed in a ship-lapped wood siding.