[Idaho Design Build - Neuman Forest Environmental Learning Pavilions - COVER IMG] Morning light passes through the brise soleil walls of the eastern Ridgeline Pavilion. Openings frame views into and through the structure to the forest beyond. (image: Scott Lawrence)

Neuman Forest Environmental Learning Pavilions

Project locationTroy, Idaho
University/SchoolUniversity of Idaho
Lead ArchitectIdaho Design Build
Design TeamNoah Anderson, Spencer Bordenick, Mars Cantrell, Connor Coffland, Carson Conery, Brittney Ellenbecker, Tom Gorman, Rachael Kimball, Jessica Klein, Lauryn Lanterman, Scott Lawrence, Riley Leighton, Beau Piirto, Dylan Porth, Joseph Rasmussen, Garrett Schwalber, Dalton Steele, Mal Sawm Tluang, Briley Thompson, Mckaden Tigue, LaRae Tomera, Taylor Watson
ClientPalouse Land Trust

The Neuman forest Environmental Learning Pavilions are a series of open air structures in a protected North Idaho forest. Arranged along a ridge line, the Pavilions immerse visiting individuals and educational groups in the ecological systems that surround them. The modular fir walls screen out the wind, create ever-changing patterns of light, and give cover to view passing deer and moose that frequent the area. Completed with a tight budget and schedule, the project models innovative solutions for circular construction, prefabrication, and resilient design strategies for at-risk environments.