New LEED Gold Old Faithful Education Center in Yellowstone

by , 09/03/10

old faithful education center, yellowstone national park, leed gold, green building, sustainable architectureImage © Justin Lubke/Yellowstone Park Foundation

Since four out of every five visitors to the National Park make a stop to see Old Faithful spout into the air, the education center does its best to keep the famed geyser in the limelight. As you enter the facility, beautiful 36.5-foot-high pentagonal windows frame the geyser outside, reminding visitors of the reason they’re there.

The educational facility, designed by CTA Architects of Billings Montana, was built to open the minds of the 3 million annual visitors to the wonders of the park. The architecture reflects the look of the surrounding buildings, especially the Old Faithful Inn, which was built in 1904.

Lead Image © Justin Lubke/Yellowstone Park Foundation

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