trunk-like columns blend with the trees, so the roof appears to hover lightly above the deck.

The Cedar Pavilion has proved immensely popular, hosting communal gatherings, catfish fries and family reunions, as well as functioning as an open-air classroom for local schools and colleges. Jurors admired the clarity and economy of the architecture and how, in formidable social circumstances, it helped to renew and foster a sense of community. C. S.


Rural Studio, Auburn, USA Project team

Jennifer Bonner, Mary Beth Maness, Nathan Orrison, Anthony Tindill Photographs Courtesy of the architect

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