Princeton Day School Garden Pavilion
This structure was a collaboration between Material Design Build, SPB Architecture, garden coordinator and environmental studies students and faculty of the school. MDB consulted during the design process to develop a building that would meet the school’s program requirements and cost constraints and then fabricated the result. It’s primarily composed of four “bents”, ala a barn, of locally and regionally milled white oak and hemlock. The building functions as an outdoor classroom for the school’s impressive organic garden and environmental studies programs, harvesting rainwater to feed the garden, providing solar power fed back to the main buildings, and a space for school community events.