Scenic Hudson’s River Center
The Hudson River Center in Long Dock Park created an arts and environmental education center in a renovated historic barn.
Located on a previously industrial waterfront in Beacon, NY, the 1860s-barn was originally built for manufacturing and storing insecticide. The renovation preserves its simple, elemental form and transforms the interior into a loft-like art studio.
The program includes a new ground floor multipurpose space for lectures and exhibitions, two classrooms on the second floor, and support spaces.
The barn’s existing post and beam structure is exposed alongside durable new materials including plywood wall panels, recycled fiberboard tack surfaces and large sliding room dividers.
Designed concurrently with a new Kayak Pavilion for the new park, the River Center is powered by the Pavilion’s rooftop solar panels and is certified LEED Gold.