Coopers Point Observation Tower

Clearwater, FL

The program consists of a new observation tower as well as the long-term master planning of the Cooper’s Point peninsula as a publicly accessible nature preserve. The tower seeks to become one with the landscape while providing views ofTampaBay, Cooper’s Bayou, as well as the preserve area. Through the use of a porous skin cladding, the tower has the ability to provide shade and shadow from the intensity of theFloridasun while creating spaces for birding, relaxation, and education.


2008 AIA Tampa Bay – Merit Award for Architecture