ILLINOIS AUDUBON SOCIETY
State Headquarters and Education Center
Springfield, IL

The Audubon Society decided to move the state headquarters to the Margery Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, a historic (Lincoln era) house and 40 acre farmstead in the middle of Springfield, known as the Adams Wildlife Sanctuary. The project was to restore and add on to the Adams farmhouse.

The 150 year old structure had been an interpretive center but was in disrepair. The Adams House was renovated to provide offices, conservatory functions and museum displays. The new 3,900 SF addition houses offices, support functions, and 2-story meeting and instructional space that overlooks the Sanctuary.

The project is currently under review for LEED certification. Illinois Audubon Society is a private, non-profit, statewide conservation organization whose mission is to promote the perpetuation and appreciation of the native flora and fauna of Illinois and the habitats that support them.