Prospect House

Architect: Max Levy Architect

Location: Dripping Springs, Texas

Category: Up to $1.5m in construction costs (category two)

Located in a field of rolling native prairie, this wedding and event space is an expression of modernism reflecting an old-fashioned approach.

Prospect House is a wedding and event space standing in a twenty-acre field of rolling native prairie. It can accommodate celebrations in numerous configurations indoors, outdoors, and on a huge screened-in porch. Above the main hall is a large wind vane. Its mast extends down into the room and supports a 12-foot diameter ring that can be decorated. The ring turns with the breezes, connecting festivities inside with the world outside. This is modernism reflecting an old-fashioned approach: boards, white paint, and corrugated sheet metal, generously open to almost any function, reframing peoples’ awareness of simple things.

Additional information

Structural engineer: Erich Oswald Structural Engineer

Landscape architect: Ten Eyck Landscape Architecture

General contractor: Pilgrim Building Company


Jean Dufresne, AIA (Chair), Space Architects + Planners, Chicago

Richard Fernau, FAIA, Fernau + Hartman Architects, Berkeley, California

Joyce Hwang, AIA, Ants of the Prairie, Buffalo, New York

Jack Travis, FAIA, Jack Travis FAIA Architect, Bronx, New York

Kulapat Yantrasast, wHY Los Angeles, Culver City, California

Image credits


Casey Dunn


Casey Dunn


Casey Dunn


Max Levy Architect


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Erin McCall Photography


Casey Dunn