Hibser Yamauchi Architects, Inc.


University of California Davis


Davis, CA

Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center

The Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center is a dynamic hub for people and programs in the UC Davis Arboretum’s west end.

HY Architects was retained by UC Davis to design the new facility. Its main features include a spacious multi-purpose room designed with an open flow to the teaching nursery courtyard. This indoor-outdoor facility serves as a public program space, a classroom for visitor and volunteer events, and a program staging area for student environmental leaders in the Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading™ program.

The Learning Center also provides offices for nursery staff, a kitchenette, and much-needed restroom facilities. More specifically, the project elements include a 1,600 SF new modular building, multipurpose room, break room and restrooms, large office, and surrounding site work.