Western Mountain Region AIA's Conference 2019

The beauty of the Tetons is emotional for me. If you have not experienced them, you must. I took this picture summer of 2001 and included it in our response to a national request for qualifications to design the visitor center in Moose, Wyoming (the south entrance to Teton National Park). We teamed with Jones Studio of Arizona. Fond memory.


The area is part of one of our country’s largest ecosystems, the Yellowstone Ecosystem.    It’s about Lewis and Clark explorations, Rockefeller size gifting, Grizzly Bears and Cut Throat Trout, the scenic Snake River, glacial lakes, geological extremes..... “thrust”, and miles and miles of sculptural bonsai shaped prairie shrubs. It’s spiritual.


This year's Western Mountain Region American Institute of Architects Conference is held in Jackson Wyoming this September. With a little planning, there will be an opportunity for a similar window seat view prior to landing north of town.  Wyoming hosts the WMR AIA Conference every six  \years. FYI, during the 2013 the conference, the government decided to shut down the national parks (so no Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park visits during the conference six years ago).



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