Robert M. Cain, Architect
Cross Lake Pier
Cross Lake Pier in Shreveport is seventy feet long and cantilevers, with the aid of steel rod stays, 30 feet into the lake from its twin masonry supports.
The pier springs diagonally from an existing sea wall. LED lighting embedded in the deck up lights the shade trellis, outlines the edges of the pier and illuminates the water's surface
The long axis of the pier is oriented due east, directly toward the downtown Shreveport skyline. This image is on the morning of the summer solstice. At the equinoxes the sun will rise directly behind downtown. The pier thus becomes a celebration of both the immediate environment and it's relationship to the universe.