The 250,000 square foot Green Square Complex encompasses two state buildings and two bridges on two city blocks. The Nature Research Center (NRC) is an expansion of the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Environmental Quality (DEQ) Building is the new headquarters for the Department of Environmental Quality. Both buildings incorporate many sustainable features and elements.
This project includes office space for DEQ employees, the Nature Research Center (NRC), which includes a restaurant/retail area, a connecting bridge to the existing museum from the NRC, a connecting bridge from the NRC to the DEQ Office Building and 426 parking spaces for an underground parking deck. Principles of green building and sustainable design will position the project for a minimum of LEED™ Gold certification. Included in this project are related site work, utilities and existing building demolition.