Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center is a state-of-the-art facility that attracts visitors from around the world with its showcase of the history of the Homestake Mine, the city of Lead and the ground-breaking research that takes place at the Sanford Lab Underground Research Facility; free exhibits, tours, mining artifacts, and a stunning 3-D model of the underground—from the surface down to the 8,000-foot level! We partnered with Sanford Lab Homestake and equipped them with a custom-designed, responsive website to match the stunning, modern architecture of their new facility. The site came together in record speed of two weeks just in time for their grand opening in 2015.
Recognizing their broad target audience we took a mobile-first design approach. The site's content structure is simple and provides an engaging user experience that brings both impromptu visits from locals as well as school field trips and international bus tours to this top-notch destination. The fully editable website is powered by the robust and flexible CMS Expression Engine which also gives them endless capacity for future expansion.