CURIODYSSEY AT COYOTE POINT

MUSEUM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

SAN MATEO, CA

Following the museum’s mission statement, “to educate and inspire people to take care of our earth wisely”, the proposed design emphasizes the primacy of site; like a field station, the renovated museum exists to facilitate the appreciation and understanding of its surroundings and tells a story about where it is and what it takes to be there.

The museum aspires to move beyond the conventional notion of a green building, which proposes to do “less harm”, to one that derives its own survival from the immediate environment without negative impacts. As currently conceived, the design is targeting Net-Zero Energy and LEED Platinum Certification.

We are currently working with the museum to develop the programming and refine the concept design. Our work plan for this phase was created in collaboration with the CPM Building Task Force to address the concerns and involvement of the many constituencies for the project, including the Board of Trustees, the County Department of Parks and Recreation, museum staff from various departments, volunteers, and users.

Curiodyssey at Coyote Point is the winning entry of a national competition in 2009.