This sprawling 70’s era house near Wilson was in need of a freshening-up
Author Archives: Rachel Ravitz
Alpine 5 Plex
5 Unit Town House Complex in Alpine Wyoming for Lasher Construction. One of the first questions of any multi-unit Developer is “Do we need Fire Sprinklers? Do we need Wheel Chair Accessibility?”
Grays River Road 6 Plex
As in many site development puzzles, adequate parking is often the limiting factor in deciding how many units the site will fit comfortably. This 6 Plex has been permited as one of the few multi family lots in Alpine, Wyoming and awaits a builder to make it a reality!
This mountain modern house was the first of its kind in Alpine Meadows. Rachel served as Architect, Owner, and General Contractor, an invaluable educational experience! Views prioritize Ferry Peak, with glimpses toward Stewarts and Bradley. Sensible snow shedding was a priority – satisfying to kick back while the neighbors shovel their roofs!
King of Broadway
This Mixed Use Building will replace an older structure at the Terminus of King Street where it meets Broadway. Later studies shifted away from a 2 story structure, to a denser solution which avoids electrical infrastructure in the Alley east of Town Square. Program consists of Retail, Employee Housing, and Short Term Rental
Huff Libary Remodel
This log building served as the Teton County Libary until 2006. It now houses Teton County Engineers and Housing Authority staff. The challenge here was to create private offices in the main reading room without spoiling the open, vaulted space. At the same time, it was critical to disperse and improve lighting, while keeping a collaborative environment. The solution was inspired by a clever Brewery tower conversion to congressional offices by Peter Bohlin at BCJ.
This stunning 20 acre Lincoln County property demands views in every direction. The arrival sequence circumvents the house, displaying a stepped envelope with shadowed variation. Opposing shed roofs uniquely capture valley, pond, and aspen views, while extensive cantilevered decks reiterate the interior experience. Guest quarters on the lower level provide independent living with family access.
Teton Theater Fit-Out
This 6,300 sq ft stone gem was built in 1940 by Robert Porter, ancestor of Robert Gill, its current owner. He has made significant investments to augment the existing envelope to meet current seismic, infrastructure, accessibility, and energy codes. The venue showcased thousands of movies up until 2001, including the premier of Broke Back Mountain. The Renovation will house a new family restaurant seating 250, with balcony dining and events. The Theater sits adjacent to Jackson’s antler arched Square and will be as popular with visitors and locals as the original movie house. The project team includes Chet Phillips General Contractor, G&S Structural, J-Tec Mechanical, Delcon Electrical, Helius Lighting, and James Musclow Kitchen consultant.
ALB is a true Wyoming Libertarian – a lawyer, writer, pilot, and parent to three parrots: Charlie, Watson, and Troubles. Andy bought what is known locally as the “old Robert Goulet house,” located atop East Gros Ventre Butte. With 270 degree views of the valley floor, its only downside is an impossibly steep driveway, which made for challenging construction. The project includes a new garage & office, plus extensive interior renovation. An inverted gable roof hovers between the existing guest and main house, soaring over a new vestibule and terminus to the garage connector. The roof also frames a view of the Grand Teton from Andy’s office, where he collects weather data and field communications for his hot air balloon business.
Simple shed roofs offset the garage from the primary house. Their rusted corrugated roof folds down on both low and high ends to create unique sculptural features. Large garage doors and folding sliding doors open this house up in good weather. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath + Loft
Talented BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON ‘s Wilkes-Barre staff instilled a sensibility for detailing which is structurally & materially expressive. Rachel worked with Peter Bohlin’s design team on the LINARD RESIDENCE. This 13,000 s.f. project, published in Architectural Digest and GA Houses #59, is situated at the base of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania. As an Intern, she drafted plans, sections, elevations, mill-work, detailed custom courtyard window walls, and built sectional study models.