Restorative design is defined as reversing damage that has been caused by either nature or humans. We will strive to meet these following restorative design principles throughout the design process and during management of the Noyo Center site and facilities: Energy Achieve net-zero energy use with passive solar, efficient heating/cooling systems, efficient building envelopes, light…
NOYO Center Design
Once the Noyo Center’s concepts began to take shape, the City was awarded a grant to begin the design phase for this initiative. Bauer and Wiley Architects (now Bauer Architects) brought the vision of the Noyo Center to the page, emphasizing the ethic of sustainability in form as well as function. Informed by public consultations, Bauer designed a beautifully articulated campus that was met with resounding support from the community and the City Council. See the full concept in our Schematic Design Presentation Booklet and follow the links below to see the design elements for each section of the Noyo Center.
We are extremely excited to be working on funding the next phase of the design process in which our concept will be crystallized. Click here to see how you can help us realize the Noyo Center vision.
Located on the rugged coast of Fort Bragg, California, the 11.5-acre Noyo Center site situated adjacent to recently protected coastal lands. Together the Noyo Center and Noyo Headlands Park lead the redevelopment of a 400-acre former timber mill site spanning more than three miles of Fort Bragg’s waterfront.
The Discovery Center (5,600 SF) will be the main public exhibit space accomodating an estimated 160,000 visitors per year.
This building will house the feature exhibit at Noyo, drawing visitors to the coast and into the Discovery Centre.
Scoping efforts for the Noyo Center illuminated the need for a research facility that could provide resources and lab space suitable for a cold water environment, as well as housing to accommodate visiting researchers.