Project:
  Learning Center for Cross Roads at Big Creek Sturgeon Bay, WI

Architect:
Valentine Architects

Size:
7000 sf

Design:
The Learning Center for the Cross Roads at Big Creek is a facility designed for teaching, lecturing, and working with nature by students and adults in Door County area. The facility has a lecture hall, display area, laboratory, green house and potting area, garage with storage, office and restrooms which will be used by the Learning Center and the rest of the
Cross Roads area.

The building features an exposed laminated wood beam and deck roof supported by log columns around a central stone fireplace silo. There are
two floor levels with an intermediate level for restrooms, entry and office.
The grade is bermmed to the mid level to give the appearance of a one
story structure. The twelve sided fan shape allows the primary areas to be located around a center gathering area. The central gathering area with its
log columns and fireplace is open to the entrance, lab and lecture area and has the feel of the earliest areas of learning used by people.
The exterior of the structure features a standing seam metal roof, cedar
siding and stone pilasters. The form and material used create a nice fit into
the farm setting of Door County.

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