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R+B Chosen As Architect for the Design and Rebuild of the Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa in Jackson, Wyoming





ASPEN, CO — JULY 8, 2020 — Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Interior Design is proud to announce that we have been chosen as Architect 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,” shares 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,” adds Brandon. “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.”


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.


About the project, R+B Principal Sarah Broughton shares, “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. 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.”


In addition to shared philosophies and design goals, Broughton notes other factors contributing to R+B’s selection for the project. “Our experience with both boutique and high-end luxury hotels, such as the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, and the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho, combined with our custom residential experience, contributed to our selection,“ she says. “And the depth, breadth and experience of our architecture team will allow us to efficiently expedite the design process and meet the owners’ desired timelines as well.”


About the Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa – A short walk from Jackson Town Square in Jackson, Wyoming, and 12.9 miles from Grant Teton National Park, the family-owned Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa has welcomed guests since 1990. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the lodge earned the AAA Four-Diamond award for 18 years in a row and has been featured in publications including Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. In addition to passion for Jackson Hole and personal attention to guests, the lodge is renowned for tastefully appointed guest rooms and amenities including the Wild Sage restaurant and the Body Sage Spa.


About Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Interior Design

Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Interior Design is a progressive, high-design firm with studios in Aspen and Denver, Colorado. Our combined mountain and urban sensibilities inform and enhance a wide spectrum of projects, including custom residential, commercial, hospitality, urban design, interior design, and master planning.