The UWSP Tropical Conservatory is home to 400 different species and cultivars from Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific islands and includes 103 vascular plant families. The space is open to campus and the community daily. RAS designed the exhibit in collaboration with the biology department to meet their educational goals in the newly constructed contemporary conservatory.

  • Montgomery Smith Incorporated; Greenhouse and Conservatory Design.


This house maintains a climatic zone in which both permanent and changeable tropical -sub tropical plant displays can be exhibited. Our scope of work included refining the programming for the collections and displays, providing accessible visitor circulation in the exhibit space, developing designs for a three-tiered water feature, a bog garden, lighting, rock outcrops and display elements such as an epiphyte tree, and a green wall.