san elijo lagoon | red cape studio
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
San Diego, CA • opened 2009

Developed with Think Jacobson & Roth

The nature center features exhibits interpreting the natural and cultural resources of the San Elijo Lagoon as well as the 'green' design features of the building that achieved LEED Gold certification.

Each of the elements within the design (building, landscape, exhibits) is used as a teaching tool. The qualities of the space and materiality of the built elements express the message of sustainability.

The interactive experiences provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the Escondidio watershed and San Elijo Lagoon is greater detail as well as the direct role that they have in the future of the ecosystem.