2011 Grand Award - Accessory Building Cape Russell Retreat, Sharps Chapel, Tenn. Sanders Pace Architecture, Knoxville, Tenn. This lakefront retreat employs off-the-shelf materials to sophisticated effect. A rooftop photovoltaic panel charges a bank of batteries, housed inside the bench, which powers the lights, refrigerator, and ceiling fans. A 400-gallon cistern stores rainwater harvested from the butterfly roof.
Located upstream from a hydroelectric dam, the building was designed to let high water flow through.