Norman bird sanctuary

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit nature center in Middletown, RI with over 300 acres of wildlife refuge, seven miles of walking trails and an extensive education program. Bequeathed a collection of 18th and 19th farm structures, they asked Foster Associates to develop a phased master plan. A former animal shed is now the administration offices, horse and carriage barns provide space for new classrooms and a library. The partially renovated farmhouse will provide space for expanded educational programs. The color red is applied to steel and glass curtain walls which signify the new entrances.  The large barn will eventually provide meeting and museum space. The master plan connects these buildings with a covered walkway.

Location | Middletown, RI
Architect of Record | M. Barreto, Urban Design Group
Interiors | Foster Associates
Contractor | JG Edwards Construction +
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Photography | Foster Associates