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  3. Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Guidry Beazley Architects

Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Guidry Beazley Architects

Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Guidry Beazley Architects
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

Architects: Eskew+Dumez+RippleGuidry Beazley Architects Location: Key West, Florida, USA General Contractor: BRPH MEP Engineer: Associated Design Group, Inc. Structural Engineer: McKee and Deville Consulting Engineers Civil Engineer: URS Group, Inc. Cost Management: Atkins HF+G Year of Completion: 2006 Client: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Division Project Size: 30,000 square feet Software Implemented: AutoCAD Photography: Timothy Hursley

This Environmental Center in Key West, Florida was programmed and designed with joint venture partner Guidry Beazley Architects under contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The facility includes an interagency visitor center, as well as administrative and operational facilities for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

The arrangement of building footprints, parking areas and maintenance yards allows for the development of an outdoor exhibit area overlooking the harbor and refuge.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

The architectural design and material usage incorporate environmentally sensitive considerations that comply with Green Building requirements as well as standards for severe weather sustainability – all of which have earned the facility a LEED silver rating.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

Products in this project Construction materials, Semi-finished materials: USG

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

  • Gypsum veneer plastic: Imperial Finish Plaster by USG

Facades: Kawneer North America

  • Aluminium curtain walls by Kawneer North America

Floor: Mannington Flooring, Pan Lopez, Lees

  • Resilient floor tile: Essential Series by Mannington Flooring
  • Wood flooring by Pan Lopez
  • Carpet tile by Lees

Joinery: Kawneer North America, MechoShade Systems, Inc, Supersky

  • Aluminium and glass doors by Kawneer North America
  • Roller Shades: Mecho III Slim Line by MechoShade Systems, Inc
  • Metal-framed skylights by Supersky

Roof: Hydrotech Garden Roofs, Inc., Johns Manville Roofing Systems

  • Hot fluid-applied roofing garden roof by Hydrotech Garden Roofs, Inc.
  • SBS - Modified biuminous membrane roofing by Johns Manville Roofing Systems

Staircases, Elevators, Moving walks: Julius Blum & Co., Inc.

  • Ornamental railing by Julius Blum & Co., Inc.

Walls: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.

  • Metal wall panels by Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.

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Cite: Nico Saieh. "Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Guidry Beazley Architects" 19 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/64961/dr-nancy-foster-florida-keys-environmental-center-eskewdumezripple-guidry-beazley-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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