Hobbs State Park trail structures win Merit Award from AIA Gulf States Region

We’re honored to share the Hobbs State Park Monument Trail structures received a Merit Award for New Construction from the AIA Gulf States Region!

The AIA Gulf States Region includes five states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Twenty-one projects were recognized for their design excellence in a virtual awards presentation last week.

The campsite structures took shape in our shop after a complex fabrication process. Stacked steel tubes were carefully arranged to form a parabolic shape. From a distance, the elements are understood as formal volumes, but up close, the stacked bars create a finer, tactile experience to interact with.

Comments from the jury:

“Memorable and playful structures, which are designed to endure. Placed in a series, these structures create a place of refuge, wayfinding and a touch of the man-made fitting for their natural setting.”

“These structures are a delight to the eye.”

Head here to learn more about the trail structures.