EVOKE selected as Architect for Visitor Center Projects
EVOKE Studio Architecture was recently selected as the architect for two projects through the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation. The firm will design the new Visitor Center at Pettigrew State Park and the renovations and addition to the Jockey’s Ridge State Park Visitor Center. “Our state parks exhibit the rich environmental diversity and natural wonder that make North Carolina such a desirable place to live and visit,” said Edwin Harris, Principal at EVOKE. “We are excited to work with the teams at each state park and apply our design expertise to create dynamic spaces worthy of their incredible surroundings.”
EVOKE will work closely with park staff and the local communities to ensure that site, building, and exhibit design connect visitors to their surroundings. Teri Canada, EVOKE’s Managing Principal states, “The experience of the parks starts the moment one arrives, and the visitor centers provide a crucial gateway to the natural environment. Our team is excited to create spaces that reflect and communicate the beauty and history of each park.” EVOKE’s dynamic team of consultants includes Surface 678 (landscape), Design Dimension (exhibit design), Engineered Designs (MEP), Lynch Mykins (structural), and McAdams (civil).
About Pettigrew State Park
Pettigrew hugs the banks of Lake Phelps, the state’s second largest natural lake, in forming a rich environmental band teaming with flora and fauna. Pettigrew is also home to Somerset Place, a pre-Civil War era plantation. The park’s setting and history make it a desirable yet secluded recreational and educational destination.
About Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Jockey’s Ridge is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Roanoke Sound. Home to the tallest active sand dune in the eastern United States, Jockey’s Ridge is a highly-visited yet constantly-changing spectacle popular with everyone from families to hang-gliders.