FARNHAM-CONNOLLY STATE PARK PAVILION
The project began as an environmental clean-up of an abandoned municipal airport site. Surrounding wetlands were remediated and PCB impacted soils were collected under a permeable geotextile cap for the location of a new park and pavilions. A two phase project initially opened in 2014 and then completed with the comfort station in the fall of 2015. The pavilions support large community gatherings, performance events, multiple small outdoor education classrooms, passive shaded seating, and act as general sculptural elements connecting the park to its history. As visitors walk the path circulating the park, the geometry of both pavilions change to dynamically evoke the airport’s historic images of flight. Interpretive graphic plaques are incorporated into the Pavilion to support a self-guided narrative of the site history.
2015 AIA New England Design Award - Merit Award “Special Projects”
2015 AISC Certificate of Recognition for Steel Construction
2011 ASLA/BSLA Landscape Analysis & Planning Awards - Merit Award w/ Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge