Resored promenade at Yosemite Lodge
Illustrative site plan
Work session

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Lodge, Camp 4, & Relocation of Northside Drive

Landscape Architecture
Interior Design
Environmental Graphic Design
LEED™ Analysis
Associate Consultants
Bitterroot Restoration,
Provost and Pritchard, URS
“Site Planning for Yosemite Lodge, Camp 4 Expansion, and Northside Drive Relocation”; APA California Central Section Awards Program; 2006
“Planning and Design Innovations in the Range of Light - Case Study: The Yosemite Lodge Area Plan”; Los Angeles Construction Specifications Institute 2006
“Creating the New
Yosemite Lodge Environment,”
APA California Chapter Conference, 2005
First Place Planning Project Award, California Chapter American Planning Association Central Section, 2006


Top: Restored promenade at Yosemite Lodge


Top: Common facilities at Camp 4

The devastating flood of 1997 created the opportunity to undertake a comprehensive redevelopment of Yosemite Lodge, the expansion of Camp 4, and the relocation of Northside Drive. Extensive coordination with the environmental consultant assured a plan that met the spirit and directives of the previously prepared Yosemite Valley Plan and EIS.

The site design links the outdoor experience more closely to the Lodge by consolidating parking and building footprints with reducing roads, paths, trails, and utilities. The road relocation will eliminate the conflict experienced daily between visitors to Lower Yosemite Falls and vehicles exiting the park. Field surveys of building locations prior to design development assured accuracy and refinements needed to place buildings gently within this world-renowned setting and to maximize view potentials. Restoration and revegetation uses plants propagated exclusively from Yosemite Valley. Site lighting was designed for limited distribution and low levels to minimize light intrusion.

Responsibilities: Principal-in-charge of site planning and landscape architecture; Sasaki Associates

Bottom: Illustrative site plan

Bottom: Work session with the National Park Service

Common faciliites at Camp 4