All Work

WEEP [Waterton Environmental Pavillion] | 2012

Date: 4/20/19
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Others Involved: Structural Engineer: Julian Lineham, PE, SECB, MICE, CEng Lee Maggert Principal Studio NYL StructuralEngineers Civil Engineer: Chris S. Strawn Jansen Strawn Consulting Engineers, INC Geotechnical Engineer: Scott Myers, PE TerraCon Excavation: Josh Hawkins Zach Hawkins Concrete: David Neighbour Metro Mix, LLC.Roof framing: Tim DeVos Cemco DenverSteel Fabrication Greg and BJ Titchenal Coalesce Design and Fabrication Roofing: Jamie Fredericks Fowler and PethConcrete Finishing Pat Thomas Toma ConstructionLandscape Supply Alameda Wholesale Student Researchers: Caitlin Blythe Nicole Bruechner Michael Bucher Nicole Davis Carrie Hadley Katherine Hawkins Christopher Johnston Robert Kiester Will Koning Milen Milev Rachel Mott Will Murray Gerald Reynolds JD Signom Astrid Vander Faculty 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.