Hennebery Eddy is committed to supporting the missions of parks, recreation areas, and nature-based education centers. We value the outdoors and recognize it is a privilege to work in these spaces. Through our place-based design approach, we prioritize resiliency, regenerative features, and equitable access. Our experience includes designing nature centers, visitor centers, and park amenity structures; planning environmental education campuses; modernizing existing facilities; and preserving historic structures and cultural landscapes. We also bring extensive experience in designing the maintenance and operations facilities that keep these places running.
Hennebery Eddy holds multiple federal IDIQ contracts, providing comprehensive services on federal lands throughout the West and beyond. We efficiently implement federal workflows and know how to effectively collaborate with local and regional staff. Our experience also includes leading public engagement and outreach, creating positive outcomes for all stakeholders.
Our team guides nonprofit and educational organizations through all stages of project planning, from early approach and strategy through design and construction. We offer expertise in concept designs and master plans, produce fundraising materials such as renderings and 3D videos, engage with boards and prospective donors, and assist with grant applications.
State and local parks are spaces where people come together, and they provide access to nature for underserved communities. Our experience includes planning campgrounds and trails; designing visitor and interpretive centers; creating new pavilions and other amenities; restoring and reimagining existing facilities; and incorporating access and infrastructure upgrades.
Through work in several national parks, we’ve developed strong working relationships with park concessioners, supporting them in the long-term management of park resources and operations. We recognize the visitor experience, compliance requirements, and maintenance challenges that coincide with park facilities, particularly historic places.
Climate change is driving increasingly severe weather events, which pose a significant threat to natural environments, open spaces, and historic structures. Whether new construction or historic preservation, we take a holistic approach to meeting program requirements while mitigating the impacts of time and climate, with an eye toward resiliency.
An extreme storm in Death Valley National Park caused a 200-year flash flood and catastrophic damage in the Scotty’s Castle historic district in 2015. Our team designed new flood-control structures to protect the site, blend with the environment, and preserve the cultural landscape.
Designing highly sustainable buildings in harmony with nature, such as at the Yellowstone Youth Campus.
Preserving and maintaining cultural resources for future generations, such as with the Washington State Parks Depression-era structures.
Providing equitable access to life-changing environmental education experiences, such as with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute.
“Your firm’s attention to detail and thoroughness in addressing the NPS and SHPO requirements for historic structures and the successful resolution of problem areas with these structures has provided us with workable solutions that will ensure the preservation and utility of these structures well into the future.”
— Willie Burkhardt, Yellowstone National Park
Hennebery Eddy shares a love of outdoor spaces and seeks to equitably connect people to nature through our work. Let’s chat about how we can help you protect and preserve these resources for the benefit and enjoyment of all people.