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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

2023 Winner for Ridge 52 Residence
BLT Built Design Awards - Architectural Design - Residential

2023 Award of Citation for TCSD No. 1 Administration Bldg.
American Institute of Architects Wyoming Chapter

2022 Bronze Award for Alta Cabin
International Design Awards - Architecture-Renovation

2020 Design Excellence - Merit Award for CLC "The Ranch"
AIA Wyoming - Education Category

2018 Best Luxury Residential Project Wyoming
Granite Ridge Residence - Build Architecture Awards

2017 Silver Award for Granite Ridge Residence
International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg.

2017 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards - Overall Winner for
EHA Residence, Jackson, Wyoming

2015 Gold Award for Safir Residence
International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg.

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 CLC "The Ranch"
World Architecture Festival - Singapore

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

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