With an efficient framing system and durable materials inspired by historical barns and ranches in the area, the Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center seamlessly integrates into the scenic landscape of North Central Oregon. A structural feature chosen for its striking visual interest and ease of constructability relative to other options, the steel tension rings at the center of exposed trusses support the high ceilings of this 1,500 SF ranch-style facility. Since 2018, the Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center has opened up previously inaccessible areas of Oregon’s second-largest state park for outdoor learning, recreation, and cultural events serving regional communities and visitors alike.