Coming June 9: Laity Lodge in St. Paul

Laity Lodge is teaming up with Art House North to host our second on-the-road event, this time in St. Paul, MN. We’ll have plenty of appetizers, coffee, and dessert on hand so you can enjoy a relaxed, early summer evening among friends. Please make plans to join us. Speaker James K. A. Smith | Practicing Presence: Shaping Places that Shape Us…

Finding Cedar Brake

The Cedar Brake design process reached the point where it was time to see how the new buildings would actually sit in the land. So we spent a day with plans in hand, peering through the thicket of cedar trees to find the fresh stakes that marked the proposed placement.

Office Hours

Out in the Canyon, a new foundation for the Lodge should be poured in a matter of days. Similar site preparation is about to begin just uphill at Cedar Brake too. But the bulk of current work is taking place in the offices of Mark Eubank, Overland Partners, and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, where drawings are being completed, materials…

Progress Report: March 10, 2016

The new Lodge building (meadow side) Laity Lodge, a place we all love, is changing. There is an undeniable emotional component to this work—every time we visit the Canyon these days, we’re stopped in our tracks by the ghostly (yet blessedly temporary!) ruins of the old Lodge. At the same time, excitement is mounting for…

Daylighting Studies

We recently visited the offices of Overland Partners where significant progress is being made towards Cedar Brake and the overall site plan. We found Helena Zambrano, Overland’s Sustainability Coordinator, running daylighting studies on the early Cedar Brake concepts. Her work, based on real-time analysis of the sun’s effect, will play a critical, shaping role in…

Demolition Progress: February 1, 2016

Retaining the wide, low-pitched style of the Lodge’s original roof has been a priority from the start. But with rooms expanding by a few feet, and windows pushing up to the ceiling, it became clear that the actual old roof needed to go. The new roof will be designed to match the old … just with a bit more structural integrity built in.