Architect's Challenge winner: The LenFest Management and Preserve CenterBy Marvin Windows
The LenFest Management and Preserve Center, designed by Daniel Russoniello of Archer & Buchanan Architecture, is a 10,000-square-foot facility designed to promote the preservation and maintenance of natural resources with public outreach and education. The newly built center is nestled in a hillside of the preserve with views in all directions, and created in a traditional and agrarian aesthetic.
The environment inspired the design aesthetics while the building’s purpose was driven by the organization’s mission. The architectural design, material selection, colors, scale, texture and character all draw on the region’s agrarian heritage.