Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center

Master Plan + Design | Crawford Notch, NH

Halvorson Design Partnership provided the Appalachian Mountain Club with a sustainable master plan and detailed designs for the innovative hiking, learning and lodging facility.

Located on scenic Route 302 at the crest of Crawford Notch, Highland Center is a model of sustainable design. The newly constructed Highland Lodge frames a naturalized open field. 
Gentle contours screen the highway and parking area, allowing views of the mountains to take center stage. Comprehensive low impact features were integrated into the site, including bio-swales, recycled paving and low maintenance plant materials.

The AMC also engaged Halvorson Design at the Highland Center to design and oversee implementation of an extensive innovative "learning playscape" a short distance from the lodge.


2009 Best Green Resort,
New England Travel Writers Network

2008 featured project,
Chapter 1 of Keith Moskow's Sustainable Facilities: Green Design

2005 People's Choice Award,
American Institute of Architects (New Hampshire)

2005 Honor Award,
American Institute of Architects (New Hampshire)



26 acres



Craig Halvorson FASLA



Appalachian Mountain Club

Carlone, Dick & LaFleche

Civil Engineer:
H.E. Bergeron Engineers