The bathroom, picnic shelter, and maintenance shed structures designed for Knightdale Town Park aim to recognize the agrarian history of the site and town. The resulting design strategy for the structures derives from materials and forms of the structures that were previously on the site. The fixed glass panes at the restroom buildings, which serve as a means of introducing light into the structures, were inspired by visits into the old barns where light filtered into the interior through separations in the wood siding. A generous overhang is present at the bathroom buildings in order to elevate them from bathroom structures to a gathering area.
LOCATION: Knightdale, North Carolina. SIZE: 5210 s.f. PROJECT COST: $605,000. COMPLETION: August, 2013. CLIENT: Town of Knightdale.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Full architectural design services (conceptual design to construction administration).