Oregon Caves Chateau

  • Pacific Northwest

Constructed in 1934 in the rustic style, the Chateau at Oregon Caves National Monument is a National Historic Landmark and retains a high level of integrity. The Chateau provides guest accommodations and lodging for visitors. Constructed of combustible materials and located at a remote wooded site, the building has fire safety issues and is inaccessible to persons with disabilities. The National Park Service contracted ARG to lead a team of architects, fire safety consultants, engineers, cost estimators, and an infrared imaging company to analyze the Chateau. ARG assessed the conditions and explored options for reducing life-safety hazards and improving accessibility without impacting architectural character. Subsequent to the preparation of the report, ARG conducted a Value Analysis workshop to review alternatives and make repair recommendations.