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Cathedral Mountain Lodge

7,000 sf
Completed in 2005

This commercial project was the replacement of an existing mountain lodge in Yoho National Park, including a lodge and 26 cabins to serve as luxury accommodations. In keeping with the historic timber-frame tradition, the lodge was built with reclaimed Douglas fir posts and beams. All flooring is made of reclaimed wood, lending the space a weathered patina appropriate for its context. Forming the symbolic centre of the lodge, a stone hearth is surrounded by glazing that frames a view of the Kicking Horse River basin and mountains beyond.

Notable features: traditional timber frame, mortise and tenon construction, masonry stone-clad wood-burning fireplace