The Bio Building at The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks
Tupper Lake, NY
The Wild Center’s dedication to environmental education inspired them to choose Phinney Design Group, an architecture firm focused on sustainable design and environmentally sensitive construction techniques, to design their award-winning Bio Building. The Natural History Museum attained LEED Silver certification in 2008, becoming the first LEED-certified building in the Adirondack Park and the first LEED-certified museum in New York State. These sustainable strategies enable it to save between 20 and 30 percent on operating costs compared to a conventionally designed building.
*Phinney Design Group worked in collaboration with HOK Architects and The Offices of Charles P. Reay, the architect for the main museum, during the conceptual design phases of the Bio Building.