David Selmela designed the Bagley Outdoor Classroom, a LEED Platinum building at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. To support the idea of outdoor learning, the new sustainable learning center was built on an old, unused volleyball court. The outdoor classroom was envisioned as a patio, supporting courses in biology, physical education and recreation, environmental studies, engineering and many more.
“The outdoor classroom is created by the paved area defined by the fireplace, wood storage and reclaimed wood benches. The indoor classroom is a rhythm of exposed recycled timber structure punctuated by large openings to the South that create the connection between the outdoor class-room and indoor space.”