William Maclay - Vermont Architects and Planners
Choices in Sustainability
Moosilauke Ravine Lodge - Warren, NH

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Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge is the heart of a complex of buildings managed by Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Outing Club. Since 1938, the original lodge has served Dartmouth students, alumni and the general public. 

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Maclay Architects was first tasked with a feasibility study to assess the Lodge and explore options for both renovation and construction of a new lodge. After consideration of all facets of renovation and replacement along with the present and future needs of the school, Dartmouth decided to build a new Lodge. 

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A goal of the project is to maintain the character and tradition of the original ravine lodge. The design’s hybrid log and timber frame structure gives the building its rustic character, while a heavily insulated building envelope brings sustainability goals to fruition. 

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Another goal of the team is to preserve the sense of community and rustic hospitality that is associated with the Lodge. The new facility will provide bunk rooms for visitors, an updated, efficient kitchen, meeting rooms, and an open social and dining area. All of these spaces are organized around a central stone fireplace, the heart of the building.