A fun and interactive introduction to a very special place.
Creating and implementing the interpretive design experience for Alabama’s Gulf State Park brought out the best in our project management skills. It also allowed H+W to utilize everything we’ve learned in our careers–design, research, writing, illustration, and photography–on a huge scale.
After we launched the award-winning website for the Park enhancement project, we got busy telling the story of this unique destination. Our role as the interpretive design experience lead included managing, creating, and implementing a park-wide interpretive story package.
Over the course of two and a half years on the project, we wrote thousands of words and designed more than 500 moments of discovery throughout Gulf State Park.
A very special building for a very special place.
With 6,150 acres and nine ecosystems to explore, Gulf State Park is an exceptional place. Such an ecologically unique place deserves an equally environmentally special building to greet visitors. As Alabama’s most environmentally-friendly building, the IC is built to achieve LEED Platinum and full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certifications and serve as the launching point for discovery and adventure.
The park is nestled in between two popular tourist destinations, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Not only is it one of the last natural places left along the Gulf Coast, but it’s also one of the most environmentally diverse. These 6,100+ acres begin in the warm Gulf waters and stretch northward to include white sandy beaches, ancient dunes, wetlands, lakes, sand scrub, pine savannas, and the majestic maritime forest.