Mercer Slough EEC
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center Bellevue, WA
Sited on a 40 degree slope overlooking Mercer Slough, the Environmental Education Center embraces the beauty of the natural environment while minimizing disruption to the sensitive forest floor.
The eight structures and interconnecting aerial boardwalks spring from pile caps on branching steel supports. Less than one quarter of the square footage touches the ground. These elevated structures maximize views with the least impact to the ecosystem.
LEED Gold Certification
AIA Seattle Honor Award 2009
American Institute of Architects Honor Award, Seattle Chapter, 2009
King County Green Globe Award, Leader in Sustainable Building, 2009
"Into the Woods - Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center treads lightly but provides unique vantage points" article in September 2009 issue of Modern Steel Construction authored by Marjorie Lund.Architect: Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects
Contractor: Berschauer Phillips Construction