Desert National Wildlife Refuge (Corn Creek Visitors Center)

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The Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, located in Corn Creek, Nevada is a LEED Platinum rated facility at the Corn Creek Field Station. As a replacement to the existing Contact Station, it will serves a regional destination and major access point to the 1.5 million acre range.

Nestled into the foothills of the Spring Mountains, preserving the natural beauty of the area and blending with the natural terrain were paramount to the success of the project. Consequently, SH Architecture delivered a design that is intended to blend harmoniously into its surroundings with an earth tone color palette, peaked roof lines, and a ‘mountain-scape’ entry wall and signs (featured above). The low profile facility is sited to avoid natural drainage and seasonal stream flows that run through the site.