Birmingham: Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is the centerpiece of the 1,011-acre nature preserve in Birmingham and was designed by KPS Group to promote sustainability. The master plan for the 5,800-square-foot center includes animal exhibits, a store, meeting facilities and offices. KPS Group also created an educational program to explain the building’s LEED® Gold sustainable features, which include a green roof, daylighting of all spaces, highly efficient mechanical systems, recycled and renewable materials, and a cistern to harvest rainwater.
Photo Credit: Gary Knight