The Barn at Fallingwater (2006 Bronze Award Winner)

The Barn at Fallingwater
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson on behalf of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Public Infrastructure Projects
Consistent with its mission statement – “Saving the places we care about by connecting people to the natural world” – the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy converted a 12,000-square-foot bank barn in Steward Township, Fayette County into conference and event space on the Bear Run Nature Reserve.  The barn is located along a business route connecting to tourist and recreation areas and adjacent to Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned Fallingwater.  The upper level of the original barn, which dates to the 19th century, is used for exhibits, lectures and other social functions.  New conservation-based education and outreach programs are now housed in the structure.  And providing a special bat habitat for bats displaced from the rafters of the renovated barn was a high priority. 
Silver Award