World Birding Center Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

The Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in Mission, Texas is the site of the World Birding Center Headquarters. The honest buildings and viewing structures defer to the flora and fauna of the park. Simple corrugated steel arches serve as the building structure, roof, and ceiling while also channeling rainwater for harvesting.

The World Birding Center was recognized by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA/COTE) as a national "Top Ten Green Building Project" in 2006.

Project Details


Mission, TX


13,000 s.f.


Lake|Flato Architects