2011 AIA Potomac Valley Design Awards Honor Award Winner
Riverside Barbecue Pavilion
Built, Single Family Residential
Big Timber, Montana
Built, Residential -Single Family
Yellowstone Bend Ranch is a 3,600 acre ranch in south-central Montana. In response to unsightly subdivisions on nearby sites, the owners of YBR established a permanent conservation of more than 85% of the ranch and partnered with local ranchers who sustainably graze cattle on much of the land. These actions maintain open space, enhance native grass production, and promote local agriculture and ranching.
On the balance of the ranch, twenty-two building sites and other common areas have been proposed. The Riverside Barbeque Pavilion is an outbuilding that offers residents a place in the landscape while offering shelter, also offers long views to the mountains, river, and wildlife nearby. The materials and shapes of the structure recall local ranch vernacular. Sliding barn type doors provide protection from strong winds as well as security when the building is not in use. Locally resourced materials, including corrugated tin roofing and timber, were used in construction.