These open-air market shelters are influenced by the Town of Knightdale’s railroad and agricultural heritage. The location of the market shelters serve to define a permeable buffer between the roads that border the site and the inside of the site. Shelter materials were selected for their ease of maintenance and life-cycle value. The choice of glulam trusses were due to the material’s ability to preserve its aesthetic integrity in the long-term. In addition to the market shelters, the program in this phase of work included an enclosed area for bathrooms, ticketing, concessions and storage. LOCATION: Knightdale, North Carolina. SIZE: 13815 s.f (shelters)/7 acres (site). PROJECT COST: $2,508,000 (shelters + site work). COMPLETION: January, 2015. CLIENT: Town of Knightdale DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Full architectural design services (conceptual design to construction administration) including coordination of architectural elements with concurrent development of site.