Stabilization Design Studio For Sky Ranch

May 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
White Grass Dude Ranch - Grand Teton National Park
Death Canyon
Wyoming 83414
Erin Gibbs - Training Coordinator

The National Park Service is calling all local design professionals to assist in the development of a stabilization plan for Sky Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.  Help us protect one of the few historic, architect-designed residential complexes in the park by working alongside NPS staff to identify deterioration and create a stabilization plan for the Ranch.  Work outlined in the plan will be executed by preservation volunteers (funded by Grand Teton National Park Foundation) during the 2018 summer season.  Due to the collaborative nature of this workshop, space is limited and those interested should register as soon as possible. Lunch will be provided.

Location: White Grass Dude Ranch – Grand Teton National Park
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Located off the Death Canyon Trailhead Road.


Dear friends of the National Park Service, We need your help! The NPS Vanishing Treasures program is partnering with Grand Teton National Park (GRTE), Grand Teton National Park Foundation (GTNPF), and the Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) to host representatives of the local design community to assist us in creating a stabilization plan for Sky Ranch on May 22, 2018.

Sky Ranch is slated to be “mothballed” (carefully closed up and secured) in Summer 2018 by the GTNPF-sponsored volunteer group, Hammer Corps, in order to prevent deterioration of the National Register-eligible property until a future long-term plan can be developed. But, before that can happen, we need a plan for the mothballing process. We need YOU. Run in the spirit of a design studio, workshop participants will meet at the adjacent White Grass Dude Ranch training facility for a site briefing before heading to do small group fieldwork at Sky Ranch. Each group, consisting of a mix of design professionals from the NPS and private sector, will select one focus structure. Participants will then return to White Grass where teams will collaboratively create the stabilization plan for the whole of the Sky Ranch Historic District which specifically address health and human safety issues (Special topics: pest management, ventilation, micro-climates).

This is a free workshop (lunch provided), however, AIA HSW Continuing Education Credit will be available for those interested for $250. Please see the flyer attached below for additional information. Because of the collaborative nature of the workshop, space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon.

Access the registration form at: Contact us at [email protected] with any questions. We hope to see you at Grand Teton!