Artist Nathan Lynch (AIR ‘11)—alongside some of the Bay Area’s top designers, architects, educators, and conservationists—leads this interactive workshop to design a native species-sensitive shelter for the human visitors to Hawk Hill—the Marin Headlands’ beloved Golden Gate Bridge overlook. The resulting prototypes will feed into a formal proposal to the National Park Service for inclusion in its multi-year Hawk Hill Master Plan.
Heavily visited by hikers, bikers, tourists, bird-watchers and school groups, Hawk Hill is also an important part of the non-human ecosystem as the primary West Coast migration path for both raptors and the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly. In a recent effort to restore this habitat, invasive Monterey Cypress trees were removed, along with the shelter they provided from the hilltop’s often harsh climate.
Design a shelter for the site that takes into consideration: climate, current recreational and interpretive uses, protected species, and historic architecture. The resulting prototypes will feed into a formal proposal to the National Park Service for inclusion in its multi-year Hawk Hill Master Plan.
Facilitator: Artist & Educator Nathan Lynch (AIR ’11)
Guest Presenters from:
- CMG Landscape Architects
- Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
- Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
- University of California Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
- Guided hikes and field research
- Presentations by guest speakers
- Individual and group studio work
- Prototype construction
- Critique sessions by professionals in the field
*Images of Hawk Hill by Aja Mujinga Sherrard