Project 27: ENSAT Sandy Creek Nature Center

Project Summary

Project 27 included the expansion of the existing Environment, Natural Science and Appropriate Technology (ENSAT) Facility at Sandy Creek Nature Center by approximately 4,600 sq. ft. of new construction and minor renovation and reconfiguration of portions of the existing space. New construction adjoining the existing learning center hall brought the building to its originally intended size of approximately 16,000 sq. ft. The expansion provides new exhibit space for the woodlands, agricultural, and urban interactive learning centers, creation of a sky center/planetarium-style facility, increased space for animal care area, expansion of the library with adjoining multi-use room, and parking lot improvements. 

Key Project Statistics

  • Designer: Houser Walker Architecture, LLC
  • Contractor: Split Rock Studios
  • Sponsor: Leisure Services
  • Project Manager: Keith Sanders
  • Original SPLOST Budget: $2,883,766
  • Amended Budget: $3,330,198
  • Grants or other funding: $190,510
  • Total Cost: $3,330,198
  • Completion Date: October 2012