Dinning Pavilion
Newbern, Alabama

Originally designed by Albert Ulysses Mitchum II, Matthew Christopher, Kris Johnson, and myself as an enclosed hall and finally realized as a covered pavilion for the Rural Studio; this project was a great learning experience in many ways. Most of architectural education is performed in a closed studio by one “artist.” Real architecture, however, is done by teams of people designing, trades building, and a set of clients with endless ideas. The parti was that of a covered shed that celebrates the modern barns of the rural south: pre-fab metal buildings. The foundations are raised above the group due to a site with constant soil movement. The pavilion acts a fulcrum for the site which is the residence for second year students at the Rural Studio.