Cascade Meadow

Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center
2900 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 252-8133

Building Systems

Dive into the systems that bring our building to life. Explore in several ways: through live data feeds, detailed descriptions, and illustrations.


Material Choices

Dig deeper into some of the key material choices we made as we built the Science Center, from the floors to the roofs.


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Integrated Building Design

An early sketch of the Science CenterAn integrated building design process tries to treat a building like an ecosystem- as though it is a network of smaller systems, with materials choices and design features that work together to improve the performance of the whole. Explore the pages below to learn more about how an integrated design process was used at Cascade Meadow.

    An early sketch of the Science Center.