The client wished a solution to enjoy their waterfront in all seasons, that varies from a windy and cold winter’s environment, to the heat of summer. The pavilion consists of a large ‘floating’ canopy suspended above a glass and stone ‘box’, placed upon an urban shore along the St. Mary’s River. The pavilion’s materiality reflects that of the residence adjacent, the landscape and the waterside location.

The high canopy was placed so that it provides needed protection from the sun, but also at a care- fully established height to minimize the impact of its structure on the views to the other shore. The ‘glass box’ below contains glazed panels that recess into the structure and can be exchanged for a screen door assembly dependent on the weather conditions. The pavilion has been used to host a winter’s evening snow and ice party, as well as cocktails on a summer’s afternoon, all with aplomb and elegance.