• MARVEL South Fork Natural History Museum
  • MARVEL South Fork Natural History Museum
  • MARVEL South Fork Natural History Museum
  • MARVEL South Fork Natural History Museum
  • MARVEL South Fork Natural History Museum
  • MARVEL South Fork Natural History Museum

South Fork Natural History Museum

Bridgehampton, NY

We designed and built this 18,500SF natural history museum, which serves as the trailhead for a system of preserved lands known as the Long Pond Greenbelt, in Bridgehampton, New York. An open meadow containing wetlands, ponds, wild grasses, and a variety of animal life comprise the majority of the site, with scattered man-made berms and agricultural trails throughout. The building is a physical marker at the line between the developed and the undeveloped environment. Using the interstitial space between an existing structure and new construction, the building creates a doorway to the protected lands. Every aspect of the facilities and grounds is designed to provide an interactive experience, illuminating wherever possible the connection between the developed and vegetal environments.

NY State Council for the Arts Design Grant Award
photography © Albert Vecerka/ESTO