Sculptural Straw Bale Building for Preserve

Designed for the Earth Discovery Institute, the structure is a showcase for recycled content materials.  The Institute uses it as a place to teach, receive guests and distribute trail literature.  Volunteers and members of the Urban Corps constructed the kiosk under the direction of Bob Bolles.

The Crestridge Ecological Preserve is a 2600 acre parcel of land east of San Diego.  The land is largely coastal sage scrub habitat and home to more than fifty sensitive and protected species of plants and animals.  Planning is under way for a field station and “Bridge to Nature” designed by Hubbell & Hubbell.