National Park Service – Rocky Mountain Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, constructed in 1967, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s firm, Taliesin Associated Architects, in the years following his death. Beaver Meadows is the Park’s main visitor center, as well as the primary administrative headquarters. The Park was looking to update the HVAC system to improve indoor air quality and thermal comfort and bring the building’s systems to meet current code requirements. The new system also needed to be simple to operate and maintain by Park staff members.

360 Engineering provided design analysis, offering the Park several mechanical upgrade options to meet their needs. Once the Park made a decision, 360 provided design development for the full mechanical renovation, including a 4-pipe fan coil system and refurbishment of the existing ventilation system, while maintaining Beaver Meadow’s unique architectural characteristics.


Estes Park, Colorado


National Park Service


Anderson Hallas Architects