Wayne Reckard: Director of Marketing
Since joining TKWA in 2001 Wayne has worked to advance the integration of interpretation and architecture through professional organizations including the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) and the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). Wayne is a member of the International Living Future Institute and serves as Advisory Board member for Bjorklunden, a residential environmental and cultural retreat center located along the shore of Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin. Wayne is a supporting member of the southwest Minnesota-based Brandenburg Prairie Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving and restoring native tall grass prairie habitat and founded by National Geographic photographer, Jim Brandenburg.
An accomplished photographer, Wayne’s images have appeared in National Geographic Online, New York Times Online, Wisconsin Trails, and other publications. Wayne has four photographs featured in the hardcover book titled Capture Wisconsin:Through the Eyes of Wisconsin Photographers.
Recent Talks and Lectures:
- “Ten Rules for Net Zero Energy Design”, 2012 Green Energy Summit, Milwaukee, WI
- “Integrated Strategic, Interpretive, and Facility Master Planning at the Prairie Ecology Center”, 2010 NAI Workshop, Las Vegas, NV (with Anne Ketz, The 106 Group)
- “Nature Center Master Planning”, 2009 ANCA Summit, Squam Lakes, NH (with John Royster, Big Muddy Workshop)
- “Planning for Expansion and Interpretation at Chippewa Nature Center”, 2008 NAI Workshop, Portland, OR
- “Sustainability Planning for Nature Centers”, 2008 ANCA Summit, Jackson, WY
- “Sustainable Strategies of the Leopold Legacy Center”, 2008 Greening the Heartland Conference, St. Louis, MO
Bailey's Harbor, Wisconsin
Building assessment and historic preservation for a Scandinavian-style church complex
Door County, Wisconsin
Historic Structures Report and associated preservation and restoration of a historic lighthouse
Master plan for renovation of existing nature center facility, including LEED rated education and classroom building.
Master plan for sustainable site development, new construction, and preservation of existing historic structures in a woodland nature center
LEED Gold addition to Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark
New charter school on a 55-acre forested site offering classrooms, exhibits, and labs
New construction of LEED-rated interpretive center for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
New construction of net-zero, carbon-neutral nature center headquarters, 61-point LEED Platinum certification
New construction of a LEED-certified administrative building for a university campus
Environmentally-sensitive city development master plan and design guidelines
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