Following its destruction in a 2019 fire, The Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa in Jackson, Wyoming, has announced early details of its rebuild. Designed by Rowland + Broughton Architecture, a new 50,500ft2, three-storey, 40-key structure is currently awaiting approval ahead of a Spring 2022 opening.

“While the structure was completely lost, the spirit lives strong,” comments 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.”

Emphasising natural materials including wood and stone, the hotel’s exterior portion will feature references to the original structure whilst allowing the new façade to blend into the surrounding area.

The rusty parrot sculpture, which became something of a mascot for the property, will also be restored.

“After a nationwide search, Rowland + Broughton’s deep portfolio proved that they are capable of capturing the residential feel we wanted,” comments General Manager Brandon Harrison. “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.”

Sarah Broughton, Principal at Rowland + Broughton, adds: “Being entrusted with the opportunity to work with the Harrisons to bring this iconic lodge back to the Jackson community is truly an honour. As a team, we acknowledge the importance of recapturing much of the ethos of the original structure. Maintaining distinctive exterior materials and giving a nod to previous design details will ensure that the structure relates to its past as it moves forward as a legacy project.”