Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo by Anton Grassl

Solution

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary

Boylston, MA

Market: Cultural

Client

DSK | Dewing Schmid Kearns, Architects + Planners

Completion

2014

Awards

2015 Massachusetts Green Building of the Year Award, US Green Building Council, Massachusetts Chapter
2015 Engineering Excellence Gold Award, ACEC/MA
2015 Best Small Project Award, ENR New England
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo by Anton Grassl

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo by Anton Grassl

As a gateway to the expansive forty-five acre sanctuary, the Trailhead House offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the area’s woodlands and wildlife.  Given the sanctuary’s focus on preserving the natural environment, the project team designed the building with an exposed structure and natural wood cladding that impresses guests while blending in with the surrounding habitat.  SGH designed the structure and consulted on the building enclosure.