contact us

Chattanooga, TN

There is no more fundamental design principle than the value of people. Only when people believe that a place is important does it become important. While the process of design is crucial, how that process involves and affects people is the more critical element.

Jefferson Heights Pavilion

This design was selected as the winner of the Jefferson Heights Park Pavilion Design Competition in 2009. The competition established aggressive goals for meeting green building standards – such as reusing 100% of the former pavilion structure, harvesting rainwater in cisterns and incorporating composting toilets. The inspiration for the function and form of the pavilion is derived from the prism. While a prism separates light into its visible spectrum, this pavilion’s design acts as a “reverse prism,” drawing together a diverse array of neighborhood residents into a common place for recreation.