Adaptive reuse of a 6,000 s.f. historic barn into a state of the art Treatment and Research Facility for wild
birds. Due to funding restrictions the project was designed and master planned in such a manner to
facilitate staged implementation of the proposed improvements as the funds became available.
Constructed over a period of 3 years the project features community service rooms, display and
surgical areas, as well as a lower level Oil Spill Response suite with both interior and exterior
wash areas allowing for simultaneous rehabilitative cleaning of oiled birds.
Cited by the New Castle County Historic Review Board with a 1994
Preservation Honor Award the jury commented ......
"Here an organization and an architect understood the importance of maintaining the outward appearance and character
of this early 20th Century barn situated on its 19th Century foundation. It indicates their commitment to the integrity
of even a humble barn. The adaptive reuse of this structure should be a model for others."