Others Involved: Structural Engineer:
Julian Lineham, PE, SECB, MICE, CEng
Studio NYL StructuralEngineers
Chris S. Strawn
Jansen Strawn Consulting Engineers, INC
Scott Myers, PE
Metro Mix, LLC.Roof framing:
Cemco DenverSteel Fabrication
Greg and BJ Titchenal
Coalesce Design and Fabrication
Fowler and PethConcrete Finishing
Toma ConstructionLandscape Supply
Alameda WholesaleStudent Researchers: Caitlin Blythe
Astrid VanderFaculty Advisor: Rick Sommerfeld
The pavilion, located in Waterton Canyon, serves as an outdoor classroom for environmental groups involved in Bird Banding, Pond Ecology and Wildlife Habitat.
The structure is a pragmatic response to the various constraints of the site. The tilted columns were conceived to triangulate the lateral loads associated with a structure that, by floodplain regulations, were not allowed to have walls. Off the backside of the structure a small cantilever celebrates the release of captured birds back to nature. The roof drains to a central skylight (fondly referred to as the squoculus) to capture rainwater and filter it through vegetation, soil, and rock before returning it to the floodplain.