National Park Service Crater Lake National Park Visitor Center Steel Stabilization

National Park Service Crater Lake National Park Visitor Center Steel Stabilization

$8.9M (estimate)

RSA provided master planning services as well as mechanical and electrical design for this project, which is stabilizing the steel structure and providing appropriate and sustainable elements related to fire suppression, electrical and mechanical systems. The project is currently in construction.

The mechanical design included replacing the obsolete mechanical systems with an efficient system that allows for better zoning and user comfort. Mechanical systems include water efficient plumbing fixtures, electric water heater, central ventilation fans with heating coils to the various building zones, and small kick space heaters for after-hours heating. During warm weather, the design will use the building relief fans to draw air through operable windows for ventilation and cooling. Specific attention is being given to routing mechanical services through the building without having to make significant alterations to historic space layouts and building appearance.

RSA’s electrical design services include lighting, power, telecommunications, and special systems. This includes design for a new electrical service to upgrade the building’s existing service size with all new electrical panels and distribution equipment. Lighting included refurbishment of three different types of historical fixtures, included repairing and upgrading fixtures to LED as well as with new LED fixtures throughout the building. Lighting in public areas was designed to match the look of the existing historical fixtures. Additionally, RSA provided design for snowmelt in the walkways leading to two entrances, a security system, and automatic door operators to meet ADA requirements. Finally, the team is coordinating with local utilities for extension of required systems.

  • Categories: Public Service
  • Client: National Park Service
  • Location: Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Architectural Firm: RIM Architects