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Architects chosen to rebuild Rusty Parrot

JACKSON, Wyo. — Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design (R+B) have been chosen for the design and rebuild of the iconic Rusty Parrot Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming. Destroyed by fire on November 18, 2019, the owner-operated, AAA Four Diamond award-winning lodge has been a stalwart in the local community since 1990.

“While the structure was completely lost, the spirit lives strong,” says owner Ron Harrison, who is leading the rebuild with his son, Brandon. “The design team at Rowland+Broughton understands how important that notion is within a mountain resort community.”

“After a nationwide search, Rowland+Broughton’s deep portfolio proved that they are capable of capturing the residential feel we wanted,” Brandon says. “They have the technical expertise from hotel design experience and the bonus of experience in historic hotel renovations and preservation of western architecture. The team’s responsiveness to the intent and design guidelines has been impressive.”

Plans for the new 50,500 square foot, three-level structure include 40 individually appointed guest rooms, public areas including a lobby, den, kitchen, restaurant, spa, garden courtyard and patio, and underground parking. Photo: Rowland + Broughton Architecture

An initial design charrette established the direction and program for the rebuild and set the entitlements process into action. Plans for the new 50,500 square foot, three-level structure include 40 individually appointed guest rooms, public areas including a lobby, den, kitchen, restaurant, spa, garden courtyard and patio, and underground parking. Incorporating exterior materials such as log and stone will respect the original structure, and merge the surrounding landscape into the design. The rusty parrot sculpture, a beloved mascot, will once again take roost. Pending reconstruction approval late 2020, reopening is anticipated late spring of 2022. For more design details and project renderings, please click here.

“Being entrusted with the opportunity to work with the Harrisons to bring this wonderful, iconic lodge back to the Jackson community is truly an honor,” says R+B Principal Sarah Broughton. “As a team, we acknowledge the importance of re-capturing much of the ethos of the original structure. Maintaining distinctive exterior materials, such as rustic log and stone, and giving a nod to previous design details in a new way will ensure that the structure relates to its past as it moves forward as a legacy project. As has been true of the Rusty Parrot experience from the start, there will also be new and interesting opportunities for guests to discover.”

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