The WPC invitations were sent to three American and three Canadian design firms. Among the invitees was Saucier + Perrotte Architects, based in Montreal, Quebec, whose model for a cottage is shown here.
Here, a rendering of Saucier + Perrotte Architects' proposal.
A jury judged each entry and selected the design from Patkau Architects, a firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, as the winner.
The jurors commented that the design by Patkau Architects "is reminiscent of Ohio mound builders—-discreet, quiet, with a lightness of touch. It is sustainably and environmentally forward thinking but also looks back to indigenous mounds and passive solar techniques."
The judges applauded Wendell Burnette Architect's design for its relationship to the landscape, noting "each cottage is quiet, modest but important in its conversation with nature. The architecture is not deferential, but respectful."
The jurors noted that the Olson Kundig Architects proposal "gives deferential respect to the architecture of Fallingwater while still celebrating the landscape of Fallingwater, its forests and its fields."