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Spectrum Design Wins Interpretive Center Contract
June 7, 2007

Spectrum Design has been awarded the contract for the design of The Daniel Boone Wilderness Road Interpretive Center in Duffield, Va.

Located on a 44-acre site off U.S. Route 58 in Scott County, the center will be sited at the gateway to the Kane, Powell, and Cumberland Gaps that were used by early pioneers who settled the western American frontier in 1775. Named for the frontiersman and explorer, Daniel Boone, the 15,000-square-foot center will be a destination draw for tourists seeking information on the region’s cultural heritage, with museum exhibition space for displaying artifacts.

The interpretative center will utilize a National Park Service prototype building. Designed with open spaces for exhibits, the building highlights the surrounding mountain views with a focal point on Kane Gap, the “Settler’s Road,” across the valley. Geothermal heating and cooling, as well as additional green concepts, are incorporated into the design. The use of stone and heavy timber will complement the facility’s mountaintop setting.

The project is expected to cost approximately $3 million. Future phases may include a 17,000-square-foot conference facility and exposition arena.

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