W. W. Seymour Conservatory

SHKS Architects' rehabilitation and addition to the W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory is a multi-phase project to expand access, reduce energy use, improve life-safety, and accommodate a growing botanical collection. Wright Park is now a 26-acre urban refuge on the edge of Tacoma’s downtown core and Hilltop neighborhood. The conservatory is a steel and glass building listed, along with the park, on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tacoma, WA

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