Ellen Happ Architect

Mariton Nature Center

The Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary is perched on a hill above the Delaware River near Riegelsville. We designed extensive renovations and a small addition to an existing bank barn to create a new nature center for the sanctuary. We were able to preserve the existing heavy timber barn frame and rafters, and create a small mezzanine library in the end bay. The entire interior wall and ceiling finish is poplar boards reclaimed from trees downed by lightning on the preserve.

The addition contains accessible restrooms and the lower level of the barn houses an office and laboratory.

General Contractor: Happ Contractors, Inc.

Photos: Mind Your Design

Site Development & Engineering By Parlee Stumpf