USM Marine Education Center | Ocean Springs, MS
The client asked the design team to choose the site of the building from three pre-determined zones. For almost four months, the team consulted with biologists and site ecologists to learn about and assess the flora and fauna in each zone.
The building zone that was ultimately selected had the least sensitive ecosystem, access to open water, and provided a suitable building elevation.
Architects: LF Architects & unabridged Architecture