National Tropical Botanical Garden Research Center
National Tropical Botanical Garden Front View National Botanical Research Center Side View National Tropical Bontaical Garden Research Center In the Trees National Tropical Botanical Research Center with Parking National Tropical Botanical Garden Research Center Balcony View National Tropical Botanical Research Center Main Entrance National Tropical Botanical Garden Research Center Rare Books Collection National Tropical Botanical Researhc Center Wood Facade National Tropical Botanical Research Center Stair Detail National Tropical Botanical Garden First Floor

Juliet Rice Wichman Botanical Research Center

National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii 2008

2010 AIA Honolulu Award of Excellence

2009 NAIOP Chapter's Kukulu Hale Green Building Award

Sited on NTBG’s Administrative and Research Campus and designed by the legendary Hawaiian modern architect Vladimir Ossipoff (1907-1998), the new Botanical Research Center is a landmark educational facility which combines sustainable and resilient design strategies. Its attainment of LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2009 makes it Kauai’s first certified green building. Designed to be hurricane resistant, this durable concrete structure houses laboratories, a reference library, the Loy McCandless Marks Collection of rare books on tropical botany, and a herbarium containing over 60,000 plants specimens.
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