LBJ Wildﬂower Center Admissions Kiosk
- Austin, Texas
- Inspired by greenhouses at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildﬂower Center, the admissions building serves as a “lighthouse” to mark the entrance for visitors predominantly arriving by automobile. Built mostly off-site, the building rests lightly on the ground and wears sustainability on its sleeve. Condensate water is collected to irrigate the green roof and green wall. The building’s ﬁnishes—locally sourced cypress, renewable cork ﬂooring, low-VOC paints and adhesives, formaldehyde-free plywood and recycled-denim insulation—complement the Wildﬂower Center’s mission. Because substantial daylighting and natural ventilation keep energy use low, 67 percent of the building’s annual energy needs are provided by the solar photovoltaic array that also functions as a shade awning at the visitor transaction windows.
“Sanders Architecture provides personal, hands-on attention to each project, and they create buildings that have a lasting architectural style. It’s been fascinating to see how nimble they can be and how they present clients with elegant solutions for some of their most challenging obstacles.”
– MJ Structures, LBJ Wildflower Center Kiosk, Tarrytown Residence