As a critical part of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the Marine Education Center serves the University of Southern Mississippi Coastal Sciences Department in teaching about coastal habitats, processes, flora, and fauna, especially of the Gulf of Mexico region. The site is at the edge of the marsh and bayou in Cedar Point near Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
The program includes exhibits, administrative spaces, conference facility, laboratories, classrooms, catering facilities, and a sequence of outdoor pavilions and boardwalks. The project is targeting a LEED Silver rating.
Estimated Completion December 2017
Program: 34,000 SF Exhibits, Research Laboratories, Administrative Offices, Conference Center
unabridged Architecture, Associate Architect and LEED Principal
TLC, Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
Studio Outside, Landscape Architecture
Brown Mitchell Alexander, Civil Engineer
BMI, Environmental Engineer