Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
The site work at this monument reflected the design team’s understanding of the significance of the site as a “living” laboratory. The mountain is a volcano that has a 50,000 year achistory of frequent activity. The work integrates two new visitor centers into the blasted landscape. Parking lots, buildings, and site features are placed in a manner to evoke an emotional response. The forms given to these features are poetic gestures – an arrow through a crescent-shaped parking lot for Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center and the profile of a resting butterfly for the parking lot for the Johnston Ridge Observatory.
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- 2005 ASLA National Honor Award