Humbird, designed by the Portland based architecture group Skylab, draws on the heritage of Schweitzer Basin yet uses contemporary design and building techniques to create a truely unique mountain lodging experience.
Heavy timber construction was selected for it's ties to the logging history of the area as well as being inherently beautifl and sustainable. Humbird's exterior is shaped through cross laminated timber (CLT), metal panels, and large expanses of glass. Structural elements are exposed and highlighted to enhance the sense of enclosure and warmth inside the lodge.
Humbird will feature 31 rooms with panoramas of Lake Pend Oreille, a 50-seat restaurant Crow's Bench, workout space, gathering area, and underground parking.