Big Cedar Lodge

This hunting, fishing and outdoor themed resort is owned and operated by Bass Pro Shops and located on Table Rock Lake, south of Branson, Missouri. I was involved in the design of this development for several years while employed by Bass Pro and continued to work as a consultant for a few years after forming Briggs Architecture. It is here that I came to first appreciate and later love rustic natural architecture. Utilizing materials often in raw form and working directly with artisans provided an experience that set the stage for my later work. Developer- Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO Photography by Big Cedar Lodge

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Silver Spur Resort

This gated family style resort community is nestled in the rugged, rocky hill country of Okanogan County, Washington. With Lake Chelan and the Methaw Valley just a few minutes away an abundance of recreational activities are at hand. This draws people from Seattle, Spokane and other urban areas for a respite from the hustle and bustle.  From the beginning, our firm was involved in the vision and  task of creating a precedence of character that would set the tone for subsequent growth. Our design approach was influenced by the site and the architectural heritage of the National Parks. We set the standards with the initial designs for a custom highway sign and gatehouse. These simple structures set the tone for…

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Big Cedar Cottage

The exterior elevation and perspective of a Tudor inspired cottage (“The Mansion”) design, utilized salvaged beams from a St. Louis abandoned factory and windows from a church. This building was intended to serve as a stand-alone “Governor’s Suite” in addition to one built earlier in a hotel on the resort property. The purpose was to provide lodging for family reunions, facilities for corporate retreats, weddings and other event venues. The lower and upper level floor plans show a turret access structure and interior two level bridge which provides a unique natural lighted entry experience to the main entertaining/ gathering space. This space is anchored at the opposite diagonal axis by a large massive hearth flanked with three multi paned mullioned windows…

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