Saint Edward Environmental Education and Research Center


Progress on the Environmental Education 

and Research Center (EERC)

Our Architectural and Engineering Consultant Team is in the Schematic design phase for the Environmental Education and Research Center. This project is a 2,300 SF tenant improvement in the historic Seminary Gymnasium Annex at St. Edward State Park. The Annex is a one-story addition that recently served as Locker Rooms and Meeting Rooms.

Plans call for the Annex to be mostly gutted of interior walls and finishes, plumbing fixtures, electrical and mechanical systems, and re-constructed as an Environmental Education and Research Center and a separate Park Office space. Windows, doors, and perhaps skylights will be added at exterior walls and roof to allow daylight into the facility. The center will contain an approximately 800 SF classroom serving students and adults of all ages, from Pre-K to college to adult learners. In addition, the learning center will use the 326 acres of Saint Edward State Park as a living laboratory and outdoor classroom.

This Consultant team is preparing design drawings that include site plans, building plans, and building elevations. They also will be onboard to manage construction of the building.

Project Team:

Architect:                           Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects (SKL) Architects
Structural Engineer:          Lund Opsahl
Mechanical Engineer:       FSI Engineering
Electrical Engineer:          TFWB Engineers
Cost Estimating:               JMB Consulting Group
Landscape:                       The Berger Partnership

The project is expected to be built mid-Summer of 2021.

Background information

Saint Edward State Park was formerly a seminary, and later a school that closed in 1976 due to declining enrollment. State Parks acquired the building and site in 1977. Several of the buildings were acquired by Bastyr College in 2005. An agreement between State Parks and Daniels Real Estate, LLC was made in 2017 and allows for the seminary building’s restoration. The former Saint Edward Seminary, now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is set to open as an 82-room lodge and construction is underway. Part of this agreement allowed for the creation of an Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC).

To find out more about the Lodge at Saint Edward Click Here


Barbara Alten, CPC3
Northwest Region Office
220 N Walnut Street
Burlington, WA 98233-1138

(360) 755-5262