Woodhouse Gives Back – Caroline Elementary Pavilion


In the spring of 2021, as schools were acclimating to universal masking and social distancing after the height of the pandemic, principal Kristin Herman of Caroline Elementary envisioned creating an outside, fresh air space for faculty meetings, teaching, art classes, concerts, picnics, and sporting events. Woodhouse and the Caroline community were more than happy to help make this happen. Woodhouse donated a significant portion of the timber frame package materials and design work and an anonymous Caroline community donor with support from the Ithaca City School District provided the rest.

Our Northeastern Regional Project Manager Jay Hodgson and volunteering parents donated their time to build the pavilion for the elementary. “In my position as an RPM, I don’t get the opportunity to get my hands into a project that often. It was a blast working with the community and very satisfying watching it all come together,” said Jay.

“Jay has come along with me on a wild ride to build a pavilion at Caroline Elem. This weekend WE DID IT! I’m so grateful for his time and expertise.” – Kristin Herman


View the full gallery – Caroline Pavilion Gallery


A Thank you from the students and staff at Caroline Elementary 

Looking to build an outdoor structure? Visit Woodhouse’s outdoor living page to learn more and contact the team at Woodhouse when you are ready to get started.