Elawa Farm Park Pavilion


Elawa Farm Park Pavilion


Lake Forest, Illinois

The picnic pavilion, with its corn crib walls and massive stone fireplace, uses the typical materials and forms of Midwestern farm out-buildings to evoke the agrarian heritage of the park's site: Elawa Farm, a 128-acre estate farm in Lake Forest designed in 1917 for A Watson Armour by Alfred Hopkins and David Adler.  Woodhouse Tinucci Architects created a master plan that envisions the careful restoration of the Elawa Farm's Georgian Colonial Revival buildings and their adaptive re-use as a community center for the surrounding 576-acre Middlefork Savanna nature preserve, Elawa Park and a planned community of 60 single-family homes.  The first phase of this staged master plan has restored the buildings’ exteriors, created a public events and education space in the farm’s main barn and the city’s wildlife education center.






City of Lake Forest


Completed 2005

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Project Data

Area/Budget: 800sf / $100,000

Scope: 800sf picnic pavilion in Elawa Park

Project Team: David Woodhouse, Andy Tinucci (project architect)

CE Anderson & Associates (structural); Land Design Collaborative (landscape);

Photographer: Andy Tinucci