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Campsite at Shield Ranch

Austin, TX

Campsite at Shield Ranch brings to fruition a sustainable 100% off-grid community designed to engage and celebrate the natural context of this 6800-acre hill country ecologically diverse sanctuary.
The Vision

Design a nature-immersion kid's camp facility utilizing power from the sun, water from the rain, and carefully selected building materials that will age with noble maturity and eventually blend seamlessly with the natural context. 

  • Owners Representative

    Benz Resource Group

  • Construction Manager/General Contractor

    Hill & Wilkinson

  • Landscape Architect

    Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

  • Civil Engineer

    Wantman Group, Inc.

  • Sustainability Consultant

    Regenerative Environmental Design

  • Structural Engineer

    Architectural Engineers Collaborative

  • M/P On-Site Power Engineer

    Positive Energy

  • Electrical Engineer

    EEA Consulting Engineering

  • Water Specialist

    Venhuizen Water Works

  • Fire Protection

    Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

  • Accessibility Review

    Altura Solutions

  • Photographer

    Leonid Furmansky

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Moveable Walls

We developed a strategy utilizing screened frames open to prevailing breezes combined with solid cedar panels to define the exterior envelope.


Much of the fabrication for these structures was completed off site then installed carefully within the sloping terrain.

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Natural air flow through these structures, combined with solar powered ceiling fans will ensure comfort during the hot summer months.

Project Team
  • Arthur Andersson, FAIA

  • F. Christian Wise, AIA

  • Robin Logan

  • Justin Dill

  • Samantha Gutteridge. RA

  • Farnaz Koohifar

  • Zoe Pettit

  • Ben Kruse

  • Ashley Nguyen

  • 2024 Design Award of Excellence - AIA Austin - Campsite at Shield Ranch

    AIA Austin

  • AN's Best of Design Editor's Pick - The Architect's Newspaper - Campsite at Shield Ranch

    The Architect's Newspaper

  • Outstanding Construction Award - Associated General Contractors - Campsite at Shield Ranch

    Associated General Contractors

  • Awardee - Austin Green Award - Campsite at Shield Ranch

    Austin Green Award