Jones Jones Architects and Landscape Architects

awards

2004 Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects;

2003 Honor Award—Design, American Society of

Landscape Architects, Washington Chapter; 2002 What Makes it Green? Built Category, AIA Seattle;

2001 Honorable Mention Award, Outstanding Public Project, Northwest Construction.

The mission of the Education Center is to interpret the City of Seattle's stev. ¿r: of the Cedar River Watershed and its role in managing water resources Center provides information and exhibits about watershed wildlife a^z communities, forest and timber resources, fisheries, and related sc e research. The building complex is sandwiched between a steep site, a -access road, and a lake to take advantage of spectacular views of the a<* surrounding mountain landscape. The complex includes an exhibit ha r purpose area, meeting rooms, classrooms, a library and archival storage : courtyards, and covered walkways with planted earthen roofs (a livirg • Courtyards and landscaped areas display native plant communities ana : outdoor gathering spaces. Siting and configuration of the buildings err.pr as r native vegetation and topographic features of the area. A network of pe:ei trails with interpretive graphics connects the Center to a lakeshore re:'r area and the Water Department's administrative headquarters.

9G.QG0-acre watershed la-pas of nine . paths, communities n'i dramatic

^fti^xs to the Tdzrzcasm of the natural history of ~-as-?ucture, and r y-z nq water to

client

City of Seattle & Seattle Pubftc Utilities location

Cedar Fads Road SE. North Bend, WA completion

2001

photography

Lara Swimmer profound interaction between the natural world and human needs, enhancing the ecological literacy of present and e* resource.

-:> af the Forest Court in the heart of the facility, where rain drums beat world rhythms with droplets of water. : nvent anal metal roofs demonstrate the role of soil and plants in runoff retention and the natural filtering capacity of sheltered walkways, encouraging a flow of movement between buildings that is focused on the landscape.

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