Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, Colorado

At Rocky Mountain National Park, our guiding principle is to safeguard its ecological and cultural treasures. We have worked with the park staff to promote sustainable practices, remove unsuitable structures, enhance visitor experiences, and restore the park’s natural splendor. Since its establishment in 1915, it has been known as a “living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains” and was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Over the past decade, DHM has worked in dozens of locations within the park, improving key services, upgrading infrastructure, and restoring the land to its natural beauty. Following the East Troublesome Fire in 2020, we are also tasked with reconstructing critical facilities and sites, including the Grand Lake Entrance Station, Colorado River District Barn, housing units, and the Moraine Park Campground, ensuring these enhancements blend with the park’s natural and historical ethos. We worked with interdisciplinary teams to design the Kawuneeche Visitor Center, Moraine Park Amphitheater, and add a new restroom to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Above all we prioritize accessibility, environmental integration, and maintaining the integrity of historic structures.