This speculative commercial building sits on the busy five-lane road that runs through the town of Jackson. As a building with no defined program, it takes queues from its site and context. The building site is an abandoned propane station that sits on the edge of town with scattered building fabric, a very automotive scale, and no street walls. For this reason, the building extends to the setback lines to define the edges of the wide street, to create a gateway into town, and to set a street wall precedence for future adjacent redevelopment.
Views of the butte to the west are captured with narrow windows that have extended steel jambs to cut off the glare of the evening western sun. The skin of the building is two layers thick and creates its own pattern of relief to create shadow and texture throughout the day, and to provoke interest at the scale of both automobiles and pedestrians. A sense of entry into the building is created under a dramatic cantilever that has extraordinary views to the east of Snow King Mountain.