Tucker Nature Center

Project: Tucker Nature Center, Ardmore, OK

Architect: Barrett Williamson Architects

Type: Public Visitor Center


Description: This visitor and interpretive center for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department combines stone, steel and glulam trusses.  One-third of the building slab cantilevers over Lake Murray. The building incorporates many “green” features, including solar roof panels, daylight harvesting, super insulation, energy efficient lighting and controls, lake source heat pumps, ultra low consumption restroom fixtures, and a cistern for landscape irrigation. The project is designed to meet LEED Silver certification.


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