Wind in the Pines Girl Scout Camp, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Located on 142 acres in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Girl Scouts came to KITE with a request to develop a master plan for the Wind in the Pines Girl Scout Camp that met their needs for a year-round camping and conference center.
KITE responded with a plan that respected the natural features of the land and provided a role model through its use of sustainable design techniques. In addition to the master plan, KITE also designed many of the pavilions as part of a phased construction plan. The buildings make ample use of passive solar heating and cooling strategies, and provide a unique character that comfortably integrates its natural surroundings.
As a pioneer in what we think of as green design today, many of the innovative design strategies explored through the pavilion designs are now mainstream.
Honorable Mention, American Camping Association, 1986