Harrison Atelier

Pollinators Pavilion


Pollinators Pavilion


How can we build habitat for the species that are foundational to our food production? Much remains unknown about the 4,000 species of solitary bees in America, despite their importance as the pollinators for 70% of the non-agricultural environment. Playing on the form of the bee’s compound eye, our Pollinators Pavilions produces new habitat for solitary bee species at the Stone House Farm, a 25,000 acre model of regenerative organic agriculture in New York’s Hudson Valley. The pavilion’s innovative paneling system houses hundreds of nesting tubes for solitary bees and a solar-powered electronic monitoring platform. The diverse micro-conditions that we develop with our pavilion’s novel paneling system provide artificial nesting structures for solitary bees and models environmental stewardship in our Anthropocene age.


  • Architecture and Design: Ariane Lourie Harrison, Seth Harrison, Eileen Xu, Nai-Hua Chen, Victoria Ereskina, JC Perreras, Yuxiang Chen, Zongguan Wang, Agata Jakubowska, Brad Li, Spring Wu,

  • Curator: Francine Hunter McGivern, The Frank Institute

  • Structural Engineer: John, Larkey, CRAFT Engineering Studio, Shaina Sapporta, ARUP

  • UHPC Panel Consultants: Andrew Pinneke, Kelly Henry, Ductal by LafargeHolcim

Project Co-ordination

  • Ariane Harrison: Harrison Atelier

  • Francine Hunter McGivern: The Frank Institute

  • Ben Dobson: Stone House Farm

pollinators pavilion was exhibited in NYU Gallatin Galleries: Collaspe.
pollinators pavilion was awarded third prize at the
nyc medialab 2018, demo expo.
pollinators pavilion was awarded at
pratt research open house 2019.