The Cannonball Run, the first private deck to be built on the San Marcos river in two decades, em- braces the sensitive nature of the site, as well as providing a strong link to the river.
Sitting in the 100 year flood plain, this portion of the river has been known to be 15+ feet below the flood stage. Matt foundations, earth anchors, and framing connectors were all used to keep members from floating - protecting the deck from floating debris during potential future floods.
Designed for a family with young children, the deck also provides a convenient place for the adults to stay dry, yet keep a watchful eye on the kids as they push thier own boundaries jumping from the Cannonball run.
Constructed as a design build project for the office, this deck offered many opportunities to try out details and techniques for fabrication which influences our other work in beneficial ways.