J-Camp is a commissioned design study for a year-round camp located on Lake Texoma, Texas that serves inner city kids in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan region. The lush, wooded site is a peninsula located within the 100 year flood plane of one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. The design incorporates a Camp Commons (cafeteria, outdoor covered amphitheater, canteen, and first aid building), twenty-five cabins for up to 250 children and staff, a chapel, art center, and director’s residence. The buildings are structured and elevated on piers to allow for periodic flooding by the Army Corp of Engineers.
2014 AIA Houston Design Award Received
Design Team: Dawn Finley, Mark Wamble, Patrick Daurio, Michael Kapinus, Michael Matthews, Zachary Morrison