Westwood Hills Nature Center
The City of St. Louis Park partnered with RJM Construction to build a new interpretive center, replacing an undersized and outdated facility.
The new, innovative interpretive center provides classrooms, exhibit and lounge spaces, storage, and multipurpose rooms. Some unique features include the wood frame glulam structure, solar energy, geo-thermal energy, an interactive rainwater feature for educational purposes, and bird-safe glass.
Westwood Hills Nature Center is St. Louis Park’s first zero energy building.
The biggest project challenge was difficult site conditions. Due to heavy rain, temporary roads were built and dewatering was performed in order to keep the schedule on track.
MNCREW’s 2020 Celebration Awards Excellence in Environmental Sustainability
CoreNet Midwest Awards 2020 Project of the Year