Eric Taylor


Category: Bond
Honorable Mention

Located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of D.C., across the Anacostia River from the pageantry of the National Mall, St. Elizabeths is the site of a Civil War–era psychiatric hospital. The pastoral East Campus is now slated for development into a mixed-use community, and the East Gateway Pavilion is the first move to bring vibrant activity back to the site. Designed by the Washington, D.C., office of Davis Brody Bond, the 16,000-square-foot pavilion has dining spaces, a community roof, and a market, and hosts cultural events in the district. The steel-frame structure’s butterfly roof, edged in 184 high-performance concrete panels, doubles as shelter for the open-air market below and occupiable green space for visitors, and boasts an overlook point for the campus, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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The green roof carries the ladscaping up on top of the building.
Eric Taylor The green roof carries the ladscaping up on top of the building.


A enclosed space at the rear of the pavilion holds a community room, restrooms, and a cafe.
Eric Taylor A enclosed space at the rear of the pavilion holds a community room, restrooms, and a cafe.


St. Elizabeth's East Gateway Pavilion, deisgned by Davis Brody Bond.
Eric Taylor St. Elizabeth's East Gateway Pavilion, deisgned by Davis Brody Bond.


Open-air market at dusk.
Eric Taylor Open-air market at dusk.


Open-air marketplace.
Courtesy Davis Brody Bond Open-air marketplace.


The occupiable green roof and landscaping at grade offer several seating areas onsite.
Courtesy Davis Brody Bond The occupiable green roof and landscaping at grade offer several seating areas onsite.


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