Eco-Conservation Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center of
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Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center

San Antonio, TX

The Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center, San Antonio’s first public nature center, contributes to a wealth of knowledge about our environment and the interaction of plants, animals and humans with each other in urban settings. The Urban Ecology Center is a model for environmental stewardship through its use of locally sourced and sustainable materials, its extensive rainwater harvesting system, and its preservation of native, mature trees. The LEED Gold certified visitor center serves as a focal point of the park and includes a multi-purpose classroom / community room and offices for the center's staff. The Urban Ecology Center fosters ecologically responsible citizens through educational offerings that focus on botany, wildlife and general ecology, while connecting the community with nature through hands-on discovery. 
In association with Steve Stimson, D.I.R.T Studio
Landscape: Rialto Studio

Photography: Casey Dunn & Dror Baldinger

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The project shows beautiful integration of architecture and landscape. The canopy is really delicate and beautiful.
Juror, AIA San Antonio Design Awards