Clam Pass Beach Pavilion

The Clam Pass Beach Pavilion is an award-winning renovation of several beach pavilions for a local community park. The new design ties together the existing pavilion structures and uses the natural surroundings as a strong inspiration.

New facilities include outdoor dining, beverage service, changing rooms, towel storage, a large shade pavilion, and a ramp for full handicap access to the beach. Overall, the pavilion serves as a civic node and tram stop, connecting the 1/2-mile beach access path and tramway to the beach itself.

To respect the environmental concerns of the client, materials selection, construction staging, preference for renovating over new construction, and the importance of low lighting were all critical considerations during the design process. For example, recycled plastic decking was substituted for preservative treated wood decking because of the ill effects that treatment chemicals have on adjacent plant life.

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