Eagle’s Nest Traditional Arts Center

Project Type: New Construction
Location: Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

The Traditional Arts Center houses the art programs for this camp and environmental education school. Open studios for performance and art are combined with photographic darkrooms and storage areas. Connecting decks provide space for structured and informal outdoor activities as well as a stage for outdoor performances and presentations. A lower level houses a counselor lounge and staff apartment.

Rough-hewn log columns, heavy timber wood trusses, simple materials, and straightforward detailing recall the tradition of camp buildings, simple rural construction, and the architectural heritage of Native Americans, which all relate closely to Eagle’s Nest’s setting and mission.