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Spruce Ridge Cabin wins Architizer A+ Award 2023

Spruce Ridge Cabin wins Architizer Award

Spruce Ridge Cabin wins Architizer A+ Award 2023

We are excited to announce that Spruce Ridge Cabin was selected a Popular Choice Winner in this year’s Architizer A+Awards! We appreciate everyone who voted for us in the competition as well as the amazing project team.

Project team with the Architizer Award at Spruce Ridge Cabin Altura Architects
The project team, Duncan McPherson and Tyler Housholder, posing on the pedestrian bridge with our A+ Award trophy.

About Spruce Ridge Cabin

Spruce Ridge Cabin is located in a dense forest at a high elevation. Our design needed to minimize impact on this unique microclimate. One of the ways we did this was building a 40′ pedestrian bridge that connects the cabin to the parking area and road. This allowed us to preserve the red spruce forest below. ⁠

The exterior emulates the surroundings with dark pine tar stain and strong vertical lines to reinforce the rhythm of the surrounding trees. Interior spaces are wrapped in birch to provide warmth and light inside the dark forest.