A family with a small ranch just outside of Castroville asked us to design an outdoor pavilion for their home. Referencing the architecture of their existing house, two lines of stone arches support a broad, overhanging roof that creates a shady gathering spot. From here the family will be able to cook, dine and entertain in a space where they can enjoy the prevailing breezes as well as the views of the rolling Rio Grande Plains. The floor of the pavilion is elevated both to afford better views as well as to prevent cattle from joining the family during their outdoor dinners.