Seattle architect, Tom Bosworth, won an award from the American Institute of Architects for the shake-and-timber design of Pilchuck’s lodge. This building houses the campus dining room, kitchen and reading room, lovingly referred to as the Lil’Berry, on the main level. The print shop and library are located on the lower level.
The main dining room is a site of community and conversation. Pilchuck attendees eat three meals a day, two on the weekends, in this spacious and warm environment. All participants eat together, giving the opportunity to share experiences and ideas.
The lodge dining room is also used as a space for critiques or lectures. After lunch, everyone on campus is invited to watch a slide show by an instructor, artist in residence, visiting artist, or staff member. The Lodge is also used for student-to-student auctions in which students and instructors bid on each other’s work. The funds raised through these events go toward new equipment, scholarships and other items.
On display on the upper balcony is a portion of Pilchuck’s Study Collection, which includes works by many of the pioneers of the studio glass movement. The back deck has three levels to take advantage of the spectacular view.