ymca camp seafarer - taylor lodge addition

Currently DHA is completing construction administration for the headquarters building for Camp Seafarer and Sea Gull, a building designed to complement the adjacent existing Taylor Lodge. Main goals for the Taylor Lodge Addition included open planning to accommodate an ever increasing staff efficiently, a strong connection to the amazing views of the lake, and a strong commitment to designing a facility whose aesthetic is of the nature of the camp experience. The building was designed to have exposed wood columns and beams and wood flooring in the lobby and work areas to create a warm, natural aesthetic. Gypsum board was utilized on the open sloping ceiling and walls to help with cost control. Large treated timber piles driven into the sandy soil provided the most economical foundation system while giving a warm, honest expression of the structure on the interior.