The simple but gracious gable-roofed structures are rendered in well-crafted natural stone, clear finished wood framing and siding, exposed concrete, and metal roofs were intended to convey a sense of permanence and quality while complementing the rolling terrain of the park with its backdrop of natural areas. Steel moment frames open the underside of the roofs to full volume. At the north restroom, the extended roof overhangs offer spaces for picnicking and gathering. A large skylight illuminates the covered area and extends into the structure over the restrooms which further share light through translucent interior clerestories.
Collaborating with landscape architects Murase Associates, we rehabilitated the historic 1901 Stein Homestead Barn for use as a gathering and event space. The challenge was to make the historic barn functional and safe while retaining its agricultural character and preserving its hand-crafted details for visitors to appreciate. A few carefully crafted details and contemporary materials sensitively create a dialogue with the old.
As part of the project, Hennebery Eddy nominated and assisted with placing the barn on the City of Wilsonville’s historic register.