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Spotlight: AutoCamp Yosemite, 2021 GRAY Awards Finalist

A closer look at AutoCamp Yosemite, one of five finalists in the 2021 GRAY Awards Commercial Architecture category.

AutoCamp Yosemite

Autocamp Yosemite Sierra Nevada Mountains Commercial Architecture RV Park

Using the iconic Airstream trailer as its starting point, Anacapa Architecture looked to a range of modernist masterpieces for inspiration as it designed AutoCamp Yosemite. Nestled on 35 acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the camp's central clubhouse, with its clean, rectilinear lines, complements the surrounding landscape and sets the tone for the rest of the polished rural retreat.

Working on a site that had previously been an RV park, Anacapa paid special attention to environmental rehabilitation, as well as maintaining a connection between nature and all man-made elements (this was essential to the core mission statement of the client). Limiting sitework that would further disturb the landscape from its initial state was a big step towards achieving this goal.

Autocamp Yosemite Sierra Nevada Mountains Commercial Architecture RV Park

For the interiors, Geremia Design took cues for the material palate from the surrounding environment, mixing contemporary lines with rough-hewn materials. Large-scale, low-slung seating areas with fire pits are situated throughout the clubhouse, showcasing striking views of the natural campus and encouraging a communal experience that honors the spirit and tradition of camping.

Autocamp Yosemite Sierra Nevada Mountains Commercial Architecture RV Park Reception Desk


Design Team:

Architect: Dan Weber

Project Managers: Jessi Finnicum-Schwartz, Geoff April

Design Team: Jose Sanchez, Saba Zahedi


Interior Design: Geremia Design

Contractor: Quiring

Structural Engineer: Ashley & Vance Engineering

Civil Engineer: RRM Design Group

Electrical Engineer: JMPE Electrical Engineering

Photography: Erin Feinblatt

Date of Completion: June 2019


Additional Architecture, Commercial finalists:

Alton Wines

Blu Dot Showroom

The Century Project at the Space Needle

Comedor Restaurant

Check out the Quick List to see all of the 2021 GRAY Awards finalists!


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