"The IslandWood site is 255-acres of Northwest forests, sensitive wetlands, steep ravines, salmon spawning streams, adventure, discovery, and learning. The educational opportunities of this site offer hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of the natural world and cultural history of the Puget Sound Region."
"IslandWood's mission is to teach environmental stewardship to young people by linking ecology, technology, and the arts. It is a place where 4,000 children each year learn about their natural environment. At IslandWood, the site and buildings are critical components of the educational curriculum, which aims to teach children about using natural resources more efficiently and the impact we have on the environment."
--Miller, D.E. (2005). Toward a New Regionalism: Environmental architecture in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press. p.105.
This project was the first LEED Gold rated project in the state of Washington and was awarded the AIA COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten Green Projects National Award.
Keywords: United States, King County, Seattle, sustainability, forest site, solar energy, renewable energy sources, institutional buildings. Submitted by Sabrina Sierawski, recipient of the 2006 Whitaker Traveling Fellowship.
1990s (1990 - 1999)
heavy timber frame construction wood (hardwood or softwood)