Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Resource Education Center

University of Georgia


New Education Center


Effingham County, Georgia


The University of Georgia requested Lott + Naugle to create an education facility with the primary focus on the exhibit and classroom space. The Owner also wanted to use wood species indigenous to Georgia, especially Southern Yellow Pine. The site chosen was once an old homestead which included a dozen 60 to 100 year old majestic live oaks.

Drawing from the basic form of Southern Yellow Pine trees, heavy timber columns were designed to resemble these trees. Roof forms were kept to basic gable forms. A raw galvalume metal roof was used to resemble the vernacular tin roof found on many buildings in this region.

2,883 square feet



114 Barnard Street, Suite 2B

Savannah, Georgia 31401

(912) 234-5230

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