• Oak Springs Dining Pavilion
  • Oak Springs Dining Pavilion
  • Oak Springs Dining Pavilion
  • Oak Springs Dining Pavilion
  • Oak Springs Dining Pavilion

Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest

Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs - Statesville, NC

This project includes the development of a single master plan and architectural concepts for a new site. The project included working with a team of local engineers to complete the infrastructure and development of a 25 acre lake. A key part of the master plan was to determine the potential development of the entire 700 acre site in order to establish how much land could be placed into conservation easements. The Phase I Seasonal Units were completed in 2011 and construction of the lake was completed in 2014.

We were recently asked to design a Picnic Pavilion to act as an interim dining hall for summer resident camp, troop camp and other three season events. Equipped with a full commercial kitchen, the pavilion serves 230+ campers and staff during meal times. The dining area is largely screened to allow more of a connection with nature, allow for air circulation, and to keep bugs out. To get campers to their plates faster, a covered area to the side of the pavilion has a canoe that acts as a sink to expedite handwashing. The pavilion is tucked between two rolling hills next to a row of trees and allows views out into the landscape without out being obtrusive where it sits.