We were honored to develop this jewel of a structure for the public to enjoy. Reflecting its location in a spot that has sweeping views of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline, the roofline has sweeping arcs that create an inviting open-air shelter.
The $3.3 M, open-air Cleveland Metroparks facility was constructed between Labor Day 2016 & Memorial Day 2017. It debuted on schedule, coinciding with the Metroparks’ centennial anniversary.
Designed to take advantage of stunning views of Cleveland’s skyline and its beach-front setting, the 2-story, 12,000 SF building features an elevated, public deck on its second floor, situated above an enclosed first level that houses restrooms, concessions and support spaces. The second floor deck features a double-sided fireplace, a large bar, and lounging area with sofas and custom picnic tables. Above, the tongue-and-groove cedar plank ceiling evokes the feel of the hull of a boat. The steel-framed roof structure cantilevers far beyond the building columns on all sides.
An elevated precast plank pedestrian bridge now extends from the neighboring community to the beach house deck, which then transforms into a sweeping ramp leading to the shore.