As a part of our desire to serve humanity and provide architectural services to communities in need, Latitude Architects created the Community Project in 2010 where we donated a grant of $50,000 in architectural services to a non profit organization. Camp Tejas, just outside Giddings, Texas was the 2010 grant award winner. Camp Tejas’ greatest need is the expansion and improvement of their campus dining hall where 500 campers are served three meals a day. The new facility will include a three level, 16,500 SF addition to the existing single story, 6,000 SF dining hall. This expands the current dining and kitchen facilities while also adding much needed conference and gathering spaces. A dining tower stands at the crossroads between new facility and old creating a unified main entry. The tower also acts as a wayfinding element throughout the campus. The new facility takes its cues from the local agricultural industry by emulating the vocabulary and details of existing barn structures around the camp. Visited by every camper, the new dining hall embodies the identity and heart of Camp Tejas as they feed the next generation of campers both physically and spiritually.