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Project Summary

The current layout of the Inn was inefficient and posed many challenges to its day-to-day operations. One building housed a gift shop, an office space and check-in services for guests with a breezeway connecting these areas to the Inn’s restaurant. There was a lack of space for a number of key functions including entry to the restaurant, waiting area, dining/private dining spaces, and an area for a buffet and bar.

In order to better serve the Inn’s variety of functions which include hosting weddings, banquets and dinner theater performances for its guests and addition that maintains the historic integrity of the building was essential. These designs included a new entry lobby for guests, an expanded dining area that includes a bar and an expanded kitchen for the Inn’s restaurant.

Location

White Pines State Park, Springfield, Illinois

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Design Vignette

The integrity of the historic log and limestone lodge, which was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, will be maintained through using matching building materials, window openings and interior finishes.