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SKI RESORT EXPERIENCE

IMAGINE | DESIGN | CREATE environments that enrich the human experience.


Life is a grand adventure… enjoy the ride. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Located in Tahoe City, Auburn, and San Jose, California as well as Reno, Nevada, JK Architecture Engineering (JKAE) has 35 years of experience providing top-notch service to local ski areas and large resorts alike. Through expertise-driven design and leadership, we pride ourselves on our award-winning designs and comprehensive planning services. Our team is comprised of skiers and riders who have a passion for the mountain and everything the resort industry has to offer. We’ve explored ski areas from all over the western United States and Canada, to Alaska, Japan and Europe – providing us with extensive, worldwide knowledge as well as invaluable observations of ski operations and the resort experience.


ABOUT

JKAE


TEAM MEMBER QUALIFICATIONS JKAE has a team of experts that have dedicated their professional careers to architecture, engineering and design. The strength of our team comes first with the trust and respect that has grown over decades of experience and collaboration. The individual relationships that exist within each team member are equally as strong, connecting on a professional and personal level. JKAE partners, Jordan Knighton, Derek Labrecque and Chris Vicencio, provide years of architectural experience in collaborative planning, creative design and transformation projects. Gary Davis has decades worth of engineering experience with civil and structural engineering projects, along with extensive knowledge on high altitude jurisdictions.

The strength of our team comes first with the trust and respect that has grown over decades of experience and working together‌ - Gary Davis, Principal JK Architecture Engineering

OUR VALUES People: We value team engagement: clients, public agencies, design consultants, and very importantly, contractors. We are in the people business; building consensus and trust and, most importantly, having FUN! Purpose: We value our role and expertise as your trusted advisor to assist in successfully achieving your goals. We align our effort in serving your purpose. Design: Our real-world experience on the ground allows us to provide constructible designs that not only meet regulatory requirements, but function at the intended level. We support the environment with sensitive designs that balance social, practical, and economic needs with the environment. Through our creative and unique solutions, we aim to not only serve your needs, but exceed your expectations. Innovation: We value our passion and expertise for high quality, evidence-based design solutions. We strive to create and build in a forward-thinking, creative manner.


JKAE Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S

STRENGTHS & SPECIALTIES JK Architecture Engineering brings a unique strength with our integrated architectural and engineering team specializing in high-altitude design and environmental planning. Our philosophy is that good planning lays the foundation for improving the sense of place, human experience and overall return on investment. We aim to help you evolve your brand identity into a message and physical expression of character, attitude, personality and imagery that will continue to celebrate your story. Our process for support includes a collaborative engagement with each of our clients to seek a unified and visionary plan that expands the four season activities, creates a cohesive aesthetic of resort grounds, improves recreational and entertainment opportunities, improves circulation in a friendly experience, enhances lodge and support services, reflects the resort brand, and creates a sustainable resort destination that encourages a flourishing environment of continued prosperity and value. At JKAE, we take the pragmatic aspects of snow-country design very seriously. We understand snow-loading and snow melt challenges, snow storage concerns, facility durability and ease of maintenance demands, snow-country material selection, and unique vehicular traffic and pedestrian safety. One element that we incorporate is a strong emphasis on “bringing the outside in”. We do what we can to expand views from the interior, maximize daylighting, and emphasize indoor group collaboration and gathering areas. We understand the design sensitivity around the four seasons as well as the differences in particles of snow and how they react based upon wind forces in and around buildings. JKAE understands such differences ­– applying them to each snow country design.


OUR APPROACH

AESTHETIC OBJECTIVES

Imagine: Plan a program that can be accomplished within the funds

As high altitude architects and engineers, we feel a great sense of responsibility for the legacy that we leave behind with every project we deliver. We strive to leave every site we touch better than it was before we began. We work to integrate the outdoor environment into our facilities in a way that enhances indoor-outdoor spaces, connections, and activities. Our firm uses tried and true design elements in new and innovative ways that meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

Design: Systems, finishes and equipment that are regionally sourced and can be maintained Create: Construct a project leveraging local trades & maximize the value to create destination and legacy


JKAE C L I E NT S

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SUGAR BOWL

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TAHOE DONNER

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SQUAW VALLEY

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ALPINE MEADOWS

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SIERRA AT TAHOE

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KIRKWOOD

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HEAVENLY

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TONOPALO RESORT

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GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE

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NORTHSTAR

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CAL NEVA RESORT

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BOULDER BAY RESORT

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TOWN OF MAMMOTH

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RITZ CARLTON TAHOE

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TAHOE BEACH & SKI CLUB

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AUBURN SKI CLUB


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ARCHITECTURE At JK Architecture Engineering, we Imagine, Design, and Create environments that enrich the human experience. Our passionate, informed, and creative approach is a direct reflection of our connectivity to the resort industry and all it has to offer. We take pride in listening to your goals and analyzing your site to understand the unique conditions and microclimate. Our team has extensive experience in snow-country, high-altitude design that stems from decades of living and practicing in the region. We have planned and designed complex resort, residential, and community facilities at Donner Summit, Mammoth Lakes, Lake Tahoe, Truckee and throughout the greater Sierra Nevada region. Designing an efficient, cost effective, maintenance friendly, and pleasant facility for snow country requires a strong understanding of the planning, maintenance, structural loading, and accessibility requirements. Our expertise has given us this foundation of knowledge to turn your high-mountain vision into reality.

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Sugar Bowl Resort Master Plan

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Sierra Tahoe Residence

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Dark Horse Clubhouse Lodge

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Squaw Valley Lodge

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Tahoe Maritime Center

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Elanza Resort Townhomes

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Auburn Ski Club

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Donner Lake Residence


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CIVIL engineering

JK Architecture Engineering has a very long history with working for ski areas, as well as many other development clients in many different types of civil work. Our history with various ski resorts around the Lake Tahoe region dates back approximately 25 years and continues to this day. Civil Engineering is comprised of many different aspects. We provide high level experience from the land development initial planning of sites and ski lifts, to CEQA work for leading consulting teams to gain entitlements, through conventional site planning with grading, drainage, and state of the art water quality design. We are fully conversant in the design of utilities, agency processing, types of retaining structures, and Best Management Practices. We are licensed QSP and QSD practitioners, LEED credentialed professionals, and experts in Low Impact Development (LID). The most prominent aspect and value that we provide is a very high level of service. The size of our firm allows principals and senior civil engineers hands-on involvement with each project. We think of ourselves as advocates for your project. Our field construction experience gives us the foundation for effective construction management. Value engineering is something we live with throughout the project and not just at the end to prune budgets.

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT 1.

Tonopalo Resort

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Tahoe Truckee Hampton Inn

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Town of Truckee Corporation Yard

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Sugar Bowl Chalet Townhomes

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Cal Neva Lodge

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Squaw Valley Funitel

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Northstar at Tahoe


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STRUCTURAL engineering

JK Architecture Engineering has provided structural engineering services to our ski area clients, as well as all manners of commercial and residential clients, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for over 30 years. Our Tahoe office is headed up by Kevin Chappell, SE and supported by other licensed engineers. Our practical experience is supplemented by Principal Civil Engineer Gary Davis, PE who formerly carried a contractor’s license as well as provided 30 years of structural design. With high wind, snow, and seismic loads, we tackle every type of building and non-building structure from foundations to superstructures. Whether the design solution calls for steel, concrete, wood, or some other product, we stay current on codes and methodologies to provide cost effective and constructible designs. JKAE understands current costs for materials, labor, and the various efforts to build. Good structural design is not only meant to support buildings or structures, but factors in the costs and time frames to construct. It also requires the appropriate level of construction forces and contractors suitable in providing a high quality product. Our high level of service to our clients, particularly when projects are under construction and questions need to be resolved quickly, has created a very strong level of confidence from our clients. They know that we will respond as soon as possible with practical solutions. Many clients return year after year because of the quality of our construction documents, our detailing expertise, and our “always ready” attitude.

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT 1.

Ritz Carlton Tahoe

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Sugar Bowl Resort Townhomes (CSA)

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The Lodge at Tahoe Donner

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Hidden Lake Residence

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Sand Harbor

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Squaw Valley Funitel

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Heavenly Epic Discovery Park Coaster


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IMAGINE DESIGN C R E AT E

Jordan Knighton, AIA, NCARB Partner/Chairman jordan@jkaedesign.com Gary Davis, P.E. Principal Engineer gary@jkaedesign.com Chris Vicencio, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP Partner chris@jkaedesign.com Auburn | Tahoe City | Reno | San Jose www.jkaedesign.com

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