Thursday, May 3rd AT 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Yellowstone Youth Campus: Aligning Mission + Vision for Living Future

Oregon Convention Center: Room A105-A106

Track: Case Studies

The Yellowstone Youth Campus did not begin as a Living Building; in fact, it wasn’t until more than halfway through the design phase that the National Park Service fully committed to a Living Building goal.  It was through an intense and collaborative process that the project team –  including architects, consultants, the National Park Service, the non-profit Yellowstone Forever, and corporate partners – determined that Living Building certification was not just the appropriate direction for the project, but essential to a successful outcome for all stakeholders.  The project will soon break ground and will be the first Certified Living Building in a National Park. The session will include approaches to pushing past initial environmental goals, the value of connecting design decisions to organizational missions, and leveraging partnerships, and will engage attendees in a collaborative discussion on Living Buildings as tools for marketing and fundraising.


Dan Wenk
Yellowstone National Park
Heather White
President + CEO
Yellowstone Forever
Tim Eddy
Hennebery Eddy Architects