The Canyon Village Area in Yellowstone National Park is famous for its location near the “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone,” a deep canyon that the Yellowstone River cuts through. This area of the Park is also home to lodges, campgrounds, and Park Service employee housing.

For this project, DJ&A led a multidisciplinary team in performing comprehensive condition assessments for 64 buildings and a 273-site campground within the Village. Twelve architects and engineers travelled to perform the comprehensive condition assessments of the mechanical, structural, electrical, and civil elements of the area. Over the course of two weeks, the team inspected the subject buildings and took thousands of pictures to document their findings. Condition assessment reports for the real property were developed, along with a Historic Structure Report (HSR) for the main Canyon Lodge.

All field data was collected within a two-week window timed to begin immediately after the closure of facilities at Canyon Village and before serious snow began to fall. A total of 13 people, including architects and engineers (civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural), were mobilized to accommodate the government’s schedule.

Key Services

  • Documented building code violations, deficiencies, and life-cycle maintenance requirements of 60+ structures and a campground
  • Determined priority repairs for deficiencies
  • Developed cost estimates for life-cycle maintenance and deficiency corrections
  • Completed Historic Structures Report for the historic Canyon Lodge

Value Added

DJ&A was able to complete this project within a two-week window to accommodate the Park Service’s winter shut-down schedule. Despite a federal government shutdown occurring during the project, DJ&A completed all work as scheduled with no modifications to cost.