For the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Center, BCRA’s integrated design process helped U.S. Fish and Wildlife communicate their mission to conserve, protect, and enhance natural environments. The center sits on 1,358 acres of restored wetlands, which provides thousands of visitors the opportunity to learn about our environment in context.
The overall architectural design was informed by BCRA civil engineers, who designed the trails, site, and outdoor spaces. Local materials and pervious pavement highlight sustainability. The layouts of both the Wildlife Center and Administrative Office buildings encourage connections outdoors with large upper windows to view birds in flight and strategic areas with spectacular views over the refuge.