ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Luckett & Farley provided full design services for this new two-story nature center in Shawnee Park in Louisville, KY. The building extends over the floodplain on piers and is designed to handle flooding as the Ohio River rises. This elevation provides access to the tree canopies and a great view down the Ohio River. The site design includes adjoining gardens, nature play, and outdoor classrooms intended to serve the students and visitors.
The building will serve multiple programmatic purposes, but primarily functions to provide classroom and outdoor spaces for children on field trips. The entry area and gallery will serve as community spaces and include a rock climbing wall and art exhibit. Its green roof will serve as a public gathering space as well. The building will house offices for the administration running these programs.