An Oasis in the Desert
Yaeger Architecture provided architectural services for the new Ash Meadows Visitor Center as part of a design-build team. The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Amargosa Valley in southwestern Nevada and protects a rare desert oasis, home to a variety of endemic plant and animal species.
The 11,000 SF facility houses administrative functions for the refuge and also visitor interpretive exhibits. The building blends into the desert landscape and takes advantage of the abundant sunshine through the use of on-site photovoltaic arrays, allowing the building to be 100% solar-powered. A network of elevated walkways connects the visitor center to the natural features of the reserve.