Jackson Hole, Wyoming is an increasingly popular year-round tourist destination. It is the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, as well as world-class skiing and a myriad of summer activities. The Airport is a visitors’ first and last impression of Jackson Hole and is also an important symbol within the tight-knit, local community. It was important to the client and the community that the design be rooted in Jackson, Wyoming, reflecting its mountain environment and western heritage.
Jackson Hole is the only airport in the United States situated in a National Park. Grand Teton National Park has strict boundary limitations and an 18’ height limit establishing a challenging framework for design. Environmental responsibility is part of the cultural awareness of Jackson and the goals of the Airport. As a result, the project achieved USGBC LEED Silver certification. The exquisite beauty of the landscape and the sheer scale of the Grand Teton Mountain Range are overwhelming and humbling. Our concept considers the building as a simple, understated foreground feature within this beautiful landscape. The concept establishes a rich dialog between interior and exterior, opening up the terminal to the expansive views to the east and west.