Annie Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop
- Location: Crater Lake, OR
- Building type(s): Restaurant, Retail
- New construction
- 10,400 ft2 (970 m2)
- Project scope: a single building
- Rural setting
- Completed June 2006
- Rating: U.S. Green Building Council LEED-NC, v.2/v.2.1--Level: Silver (34 points)
Located at the south entrance to Crater Lake National Park, Annie Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop is situated within Mazama Village. The building's T-shaped plan provides a central entry, with the restaurant and retail space flowing from this point. The restaurant seats 98 people inside and 36 outside. It offers full-service, buffet-style dining. The building is closed during the winter.
The building was designed to complement the classic architectural style of nearby buildings. It was also designed to withstand significant snowfall—Crater Lake National Park typically has 10 to 15 feet of compacted snow on the ground during the winter.
Before Annie Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop was built, the closest visitor services were located near the rim of Crater Lake, more than seven miles from the large visitor base at Mazama Village. This encouraged the use of personal vehicles and increased traffic throughout the park. The new building enhances the visitor services provided within the park while reducing the environmental impacts of traffic.
Water conservation was the most important environmental goal for the project. Thanks to a highly efficient low-temperature dishwasher, dual-flush toilets, waterless urinals, and low-flow faucets, the project's water use was cut almost in half.
The building was also designed to minimize energy consumption. The majority of the building is heated, ventilated, and cooled by a variable-air-volume (VAV) air-handling unit. An efficient boiler provides heat to the air handler and VAV boxes and provides some radiant heat in the building. Stack ventilation helps to cool the dining room during the warmest season. A combination of daylighting and fluorescent lamps and fixtures minimizes the project's lighting energy.
Materials were selected based on their regional manufacturing, recycled content, and low chemical emissions in the standard criteria. Indoor air quality is further protected by ventilation filters and permanent walk-off grates at all entries.
Owner & Occupancy
- Owned and occupied by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, Corporation, for-profit
- Typically occupied by 15 people, 40 hours per person per week; and 350 visitors per week, 1 hour per visitor per week
Restrooms, Retail general, Dining
Integrated team, Design charrette, Green framework, Simulation, Green specifications, Commissioning, Operations and maintenance, Wildlife habitat, Indigenous vegetation, Efficient fixtures and appliances, HVAC, Lighting control and daylight harvesting, Efficient lighting, Benign materials, Salvaged materials, Recycled materials, Local materials, C&D waste management, Occupant recycling, Connection to outdoors, Daylighting, Natural ventilation, Ventilation effectiveness
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