Ahwahnee Hotel

Location

Yosemite National Park, CA

Government

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Historic Restoration

Services

General Contracting, Self-Performed Trades

Client

National Park Service

Preserving and Fortifying a National Treasure

Precision’s talented construction trade professionals helped rehabilitate the legendary Ahwahnee hotel, a national historic landmark built in 1927 in Yosemite National Park. Precision planned for construction during severe winters, the ongoing stresses of weather and usage, the demands of maintaining a design consistent with the hotel’s architecture, and the challenges of working in a remote location.

Project scopes included removing the decayed, unsafe log railings on 54 balconies, installing temporary safety railings, fortifying the connections at the building’s facade, hand-tooling logs to match the drawknife shaping of the original railings, and installing new balcony railings throughout. Precision also improved the seals on 13 pairs of doors in the hotel’s great rooms.

All of the work was subject to Secretary of the Interior standards: A high level of workmanship and attention to architectural detail was critical to attaining this historic integrity. Through careful planning, coordination, construction of mockups, and execution, the level of quality and craftsmanship exceeded expectations.

Self-Performed Trades include:

  • Rough carpentry
  • Architectural woodwork and finish carpentry
  • Wood doors
Ahwahnee Hotel
1 Ahwahnee Dr.
Yosemite National Park, CA United States