The Nature Conservancy needs no introduction at this point. Their mission is clear and noble. It shouldn’t be a surprise that The Nature Conservancy locates their facilities across the United States in the ideal locations to protect our most cherished lands. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, adjacent to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, is proud to be one town to host this non-profit organization. And when it came time to build The Nature Conservancy of Jackson Hole they honored Teton Heritage Builders by selecting them as their sustainable builder.
The rammed earth structure was designed by Ward-Blake Architects and incorporates environmentally friendly building approaches. Sustainable technologies that were installed include a double pyrohelix wood burning fireplace to provide heat for the building. Solar siting was considered to maximize heat gains in the winter and minimize cooling during the warm summer months. And the design seemlessly camoflauges the building into the surrounding landscape. It is a real gem.
The Nature Conservancy building in Jackson Hole garnered much excitement in the architectural community. Ward-Blake Architects earned an Award of Honor and an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. The entire team at Teton Heritage Builders is very proud to be a part of the project for The Nature Conservancy of Jackson Hole.