The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center in Snowmass Village is the perfect spot for kids to have fun and learn as well while sharing in mountain adventures. A first of its kind in the ski industry, The Treehouse combines childcare facilities with ski school programs and rentals in one place, giving families a consolidated space for kids and adults to love. The multi-level, 2,300 SF facility encompasses the great outdoors with Colorado-themed playrooms and licensed caregivers for kids as young as two months up to four years old.
Working with CCY Architects, BG’s scope of work included MEP consultation as well as lighting and acoustic design services for the treehouse portion of the building. The MEP consultation and acoustic design was for the arrival lobby and lounge, vestibule, ski storage, boot benches, and Eagle Peak. BG worked with the contractor-led design-build team on recommendations and design modifications to the existing mechanical and electrical service and distribution related to the new floor plan layout. Acoustically, BG developed a 3D acoustical model to maximize acoustical performance with the architectural and aesthetic components. In addition, the team developed design guidelines for sound isolation targets and suggested concepts to mitigate sound transmission.
In the arriving lobby and lounge, initial lighting design focused on identifying applicable codes, a design charrette was held, concept images and sketches relating to the design were created, and BG lighting designers presented recommendations to the project team. BG also addressed the emergency lighting and exit sign modifications and offered a complete luminaire schedule indicating types and locations and documentation for the lighting controls system. As an added service, BG consulted on the security system which included identification of proper camera placements. BG’s PM, Anna-Lisa Conners remarks on the importance of lighting on projects, “on site aiming has proven so very critical to the fruition of our designs. It is the icing on the cake, the final touch that brings cohesion and completion to our lighting design.” A perfect sentiment for the Treehouse project which transformed an important space.