AWARDS AIA KANSAS CITY DESIGN AWARDS / ARCHITECTURE_HONOR AWARD / 2018
DESIGN ARCHITECT EL DORADO | KANSAS CITY MISSOURI CONTRACTOR FLINTCO CIVIL ENGINEER CEI ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES STRUCTURAL ENGINEER TATUM-SMITH ENGINEERS ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING ENGINEER HSA ENGINEERING
LOCATION BENTONVILLE ARKANSAS SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,000 SF OPENED 2017 PHOTOGRAPHY TIM HURSLEY
The North Trail Biological Pavilion is a highly functional addition to a new sculpture and architecture trail at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (CBMAA). It adds conditioned bathrooms, drinking fountains, seating, and maintenance facilities to support seasonal outdoor programming. The project was driven by the belief that the facility should aid the CBMAA’s aspirational mission, which seeks to integrate art, architecture and nature. The building upends conventional approaches to public hygienic facilities by staging dramatic experiences of light and seasonal change — its dark interior selectively allows light in, and the experience is heightened through a focused engagement of color, sheen and reflectivity.