HUDSON RIVER FISHERMANS ASSOCIATION
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ
The purpose of this project was to create a new headquarters building and children’s learning/activity center in order to teach children the history of fishing activities along the Hudson River, including how to fish. Also, to provide meeting facilities for HRFA, an organization working to conserve and protect the river’s habitat since 1966. The site has been in use since the early 1930s for boating, bathing, and recreation.
The new building incorporates the former bath house. This “ruin” has existing stone foundation walls enclosing 4,600 SF, which become the envelope for the museum/meeting area and public toilets. An open deck forms the roof of the interior spaces and creates an outdoor classroom and recreational space for hikers. The deck is given a broad roof with an iconic central peak to create visibility from the water.