For our annual, department-wide design charrette, we split up into teams to work on Ogden Valley and Summit Powder Mountain Resort.
As part of the housing team, I developed ways to solve the need for short-term, affordable housing for resort employees. The nearest town was a small, agricultural village that didn’t want any large, modern buildings taking away the charm of their community.
The solution I proposed was to design a community center that looked like multiple smaller buildings inspired by the architecture of buildings in the area. Behind the building was a neighborhood of tiny homes on a grid that could easily expand, if needed. Each block had a communal fire pit for social integration. The community center would also house amenities for residents like a laundromat, shared kitchen (which could also be used for cooking classes) and a shuttle waiting area for skiers and resort employees going to the resort.