Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch

Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch

Architect
Hacker
Location
Sisters, OR, USA | View Map
Project Year
2015
Category
Swimming Pools
Jeremy Bittermann

Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch

Hacker as Architects

Black Butte Ranch – an iconic resort community located near Sisters, Oregon – sits at the gateway to Oregon’s high desert. First planned in the early 1970s, the Ranch is a vacation destination for many, and a year-round home for some. The new 15,000-square-foot “Lakeside” replaces the well-worn main pool facility and revives the “heart” of the Ranch. The two buildings house a Bistro with indoor and outdoor seating, an outdoor pool and hot tub, locker rooms, a fitness room, an activity center for kids and teenagers, and an outdoor play area for kids. The design set out to do three things: evolve the legacy of Pacific Northwest regional modernism at the Ranch, intensify the connection to the landscape, and enhance the user experience.

photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann
photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann

The magnificent site sits between the original modernist Ranch buildings from the early 1970s: the award-winning Country House Condominiums and the Lodge. Inspired by the barn-like simplicity of the Country House Condominiums and the abstracted landform roof lines of the Lodge, the design evolves the building tradition to become more profoundly connected to the surrounding landscape

photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann
photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann

The site design continues the classic Black Butte Ranch arrival sequence: sweeping movement traveling through the site with unfolding views of the Cascade Mountains. The new buildings are arranged along an arcing pathway with each new building having its entry on this path. Openings, breezeways, and overhangs become apertures for distilling the volcanic landscape into distinct moments, unfolding to weave the horizon of the Three Sisters and Mt. Washington into the spaces. 

photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann
photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann

Hacker Design Team 
Corey Martin – Design Principal 
Jennie Fowler – Interior Design Principal 
Becca Cavell – Project Manager 
Amelie Reynaud – Project Architect 
Scott Mannhard – Project Designer 
Matt Leavitt – Project Designer 
Shawn Glad – Project Designer

photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann
photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann

Project Team 
Architecture and Interiors : Hacker 
Contractor: Kirby Nagelhout Construction 
Landscape: Walker Macy  
Civil Engineer: Harper Houf Peterson Righellis (HHPR) 
Structural Engineer: Madden & Baughman  
Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: PAE 
Electrical Engineer: PAE 
Lighting: Luma Lighting 
Aquatics: Water Tech 
Client: Black Butte Ranch  

Photography 
Jeremy Bittermann 

photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann
photo_credit Jeremy Bittermann
Jeremy Bittermann
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