Located on an island within a national wildlife refuge, and only accessible by ferry, this project is the result of a partnership between the James River Association and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to provide accommodations for JRA’s year-round environmental education programs. An existing manager’s residence will be renovated as an education center and to improve functionality, occupant health and thermal performance. A new two-level bunkhouse will house sleeping accommodations and commons space for the campers, who are typically inner city school children with extremely limited exposure to the natural world.
Location: Presquile Island, Chesterfield County Va.
Latitude: 37.07 N
Longitude: 76.49 W
Elevation: ~ 20 ft
Sun Hours/Day: 4.5
Conditioned Area: Education Center 1,797 gsf
Conditioned Area: Bunkhouse 1,665 gsf
Year Complete: Slated Fall 2012