US Dept of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service Aransas Wildlife Refuge

About the Project

This Design-Build collaboration with Method Architecture consists of a complete reimagining of the existing Aransas National Wildlife Refuge campus, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The remaining existing buildings were demolished to make way for several new structures, including: Administration/Visitors Center with Exhibit space, Volunteer Building, Bunk House, Hunt Check Station, and Maintenance Yard consisting of Fire Cache, Boat Barn, and two storage buildings for total new construction of 65,000 square feet. Site improvements included new outdoor public space including an amphitheater, landscaping and walking trails; new roads and parking; and new entrance and monument sign.
The Visitors Center attained LEED Silver certification following the completion of construction.