Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Tupper Campus revitalization moves foward
This plan aims to better integrate nature and the buildings on campus by means of enclosed walkways, water features, a new entry for the campus, and a refurbished central plaza where the massive Corotu tree once stood.
OFEO Associate Director Aquiles Navarro said that in addition to overall site improvements leading to enhanced safety and security, plans include a new elevator, improved accessibility and a green roof. Architectural plans and construction documents are scheduled to be completed in March, 2013.
Bermingham says the goal of the Tupper Campus revitalization is to further advance the Tupper family’s vision of a campus that celebrates scientific research, tropical nature and quiet spots for conversation and contemplation critical to developing future generations of scientists.
|Front entrance to the Smithsonian Tropical Rearch Institute|