marine education center


Building on a site along the coastal edge places a strong emphasis on stewardship of marine resources. A redlist of materials known to cause harm to the marine environment was developed by the architects, and are prohibited on site. This facility is a model of sustainable and durable coastal construction: floor levels are raised above the required floor elevations to provide additional security against future storms, and helical pier foundations form a staunch foundation against hydrodynamic forces while not interrupting tree roots. The project was designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver level certification.

Lake Flato Architects – Executive Architect
unabridged Architecture – Associate Architect, Sustainability Consulting
TLC Engineering – M/E/P Engineering
Brown Mitchell Alexander – Civil Engineering
BMI – Environmental Engineering
Datum Engineers – Structural Engineering
Studio Outside – Landscape Architecture

AIA Architecture Award 2022
AIA COTE Top Ten 2020
American Architecture Award 2020
AIA Gulf States Award 2019
AIA Mississippi Honor Award 2018
AIA Mississippi Sambo Mockbee Membership Award