Working with the City of Palo Alto, FOG Studio is assisting in the renovation of its existing Interpretive Center in the Baylands. This project, built in the mid 1960’s, sits on wooden piers in the Bay marsh and includes a classroom, lab and exhibit spaces. The Baylands Nature Preserve hosts a magnificent natural resource to the Bay Area and the Center provides a place for the public to learn more about the local habitat. The project will include a major accessibility upgrade, structural remediations, accommodations for existing barn swallow nesting, a much-needed re-cladding of the wood siding, and other interior improvements aimed at making the building more functional for its visitors and staff.
The improvements look to provide flexibility for future interpretive graphics and exhibits, and the next phase of the project will look to the potential of realigning the interior of the building to better allow for its current programming needs. The project is currently going through Community outreach with respect to both the structure’s upgrades as well as its surrounding boardwalk. The sensitivity of the surrounding Baylands will be considered with every portion of the upgrade. Construction is anticipated July – December 2016.
Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center
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