The Lodge at Nakoma
Location: Clio, California
As the first phase in the Nakoma Resort’s efforts to add amenities and lodging, CATHEXES was asked to provide a new hotel and commercial square footage to a 5 acre site at the entry point of the golf course. Balancing a tight schedule with local agency requirements, a 42 room hotel and an adjacent mixed-use building met all interested parties requests and desires.
The Lodge was designed to be highly efficient from a framing standpoint to ensure speed of construction, and to control costs. Composing the envelope to add a sense of elegance became ever more important with a repetitive and simple layout. The composition used a raw materiality – shifting back and forth between steel, wood and concrete.
Complementing the Lodge is the Marketplace, which is designed to serve a small resort market and restaurant on the ground level. The second level will serve as much needed apartment living for the local workforce.