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Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Alta Cabin, Ward + Blake Architects | International Design Awards Winners

Alta Cabin

CompanyWard + Blake Architects
Lead DesignersMitchell Blake
Design TeamSaraLee Lanier
Project LocationAlta, Wyoming
ClientMarilyn Paine
CreditsPhotograpy: Gabe Border
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

Our client wanted to save the existing cabin, so we created a central Living/ Kitchen/ Dining space utilizing the existing post & beam structure and adding to it. This developed a central spine, with beautiful mountain views to the east and west, that captured abundant natural light while extending beyond the house to create shade and a pleasant porch area. The existing wings were easy extended for the bedroom suites and a sod roof was utilized to create an entry that links the new Studio/ Garage wing to the existing cabin. The neighboring house for her sister was integrally landscaped.

Bio

Ward + Blake Architects is a boutique architectural firm specializing in high end custom residential projects, multi-family residential, hospitality, resort, small commercial and educational facilities. Our process embraces the broader spectrum – we look beyond the immediate programmatic goals and site constraints toward greater overall goals and long-term solutions. Through strategies that respect both the built and bio-climatic environments, we connect people to a cohesive building project that enriches the existing conditions of the site and connects respectfully to nature.

Awards and Prize

2016 Honorable Mention for WPP Residence
International Design Awards - Conceptual Bldg./ Pro

2016 Honorable Mention for Brakke Residence
International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro

2016 Honorable Mention for Aman 19
International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro

2013 AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year
Western Mountain Region/ American Institute of Architects

2013 Award of Citation for Children’s Learning Center
BSA Design Awards – Boston Society of Architects, AIA

2013 Merit Award for Villa di Famiglia Vita
Builders Choice & Custom Home Design Awards - Renovation

2012 Architect of the Year for Earthwall II Residence
International Design Awards - Architecture

2012 First Prize/ Gold for Earthwall II Residence
International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro

2012 First Prize/ Gold for Villa Famiglia Vita
International Design Awards - Architecture Renovation

2012 Second Prize/ Silver for Children’s Learning Center
International Design Awards - Architecture Professional

2012 Top 10 Schools Shortlist for Children’s Learning Center
World Architecture Festival - Singapore

2012 Third Prize/ Bronze for PLC Residence
International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design

2011 Honorable Mention for Catskills Retreat
International Design Awards – Overall Contest

2011 Third Prize/ Bronze for Sharp Residence
International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design

2011 First Prize/ Gold for Catskills Retreat
International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design

2011 AIA Wyoming Firm of the Year

2011 Dream Home Awards / Villa di Famiglia Vita
Best Whole House Remodel - Silver Award

2011 Dream Home Awards / Yanke Residence
Best Conceptual Residential Design - Silver Award

2011 Dream Home Awards / Rominger Residence
Best Conceptual Residential Design - Silver

2011 Dream Home Awards / Sharp Residence
Best Conceptual Residential Design - Gold Award