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Hurricane-Damaged Intern Housing Torn Down

June 14, 2023
intern house demo

In early June, SCCF said a final farewell to its intern housing that was destroyed during Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022.

The housing provided a place for SCCF interns and staff for 34 years.

While it’s sad to see them go, SCCF will be collaborating with award-winning architect firm CO-G on a new structure that will be built around the concepts of resilience, native landscapes, and community.

A discussion with the new architect

Some History

The original intern buildings were set to be demolished by a resort in the 1980s, and previous SCCF CEO Erick Lindblad decided to save the structures, moving them to their permanent location on Sanibel-Captiva Road and raising them 13 feet off the ground.


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