Mariposa Grove in Yosemite
Yosemite National Park, California
- Services Structural Engineering
- Market(s) Civic
- Owner National Park Service
- Architect Mithun
- Team Seattle, WA
KPFF provided structural engineering for the design of new facilities for the South Entrance and Lower Grove portions of the park. Multiple new structures were constructed including comfort stations, transit shelters, and interpretive structures featuring heavy timber trusses. The design goal for the timber framing was to provide a modern heavy timber aesthetic while honoring the historic character of timber buildings found elsewhere within Yosemite. Visible connections were kept to a minimum.
Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California, in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park. It is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in the park, with over 500 mature trees, two are among the largest Giant Sequoias in the world. The Mariposa Grove is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.