Sperry Chalet
Phase I


Every project has its own unique challenges — but few are accessible only by hike, packstring, or helicopter ride. DAC was commissioned to restore the historic Sperry Chalet, 6.5 miles off the trailhead near Lake McDonald in Glacier, MT. The team faced obstacles every step of the way — from a lack of amenities, to a ticking-clock time frame, to unexpected forest fires. Massive log rafters and beams were transported in via helicopter, and installed carefully to match historic specifications. After several months of hard work, the project was wrapped with nine days to spare before the winter shutdown.
Project Facts
Completed: October 2018
Contract: $4 million
Location: Glacier National Park
Total Rafters and Beams
Maximum Weight
Extreme Environmental Conditions
No project has meant so much to so many people…all was handled with the utmost professionalism and respect for the environment and the historic structure.
Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates
DAC has done a great job communicating with the design team early in the process to avoid delays and mistakes. It has been a good working relationship with the DAC team. I appreciate it very much!
CWG Architecture - Project Manager
The DAC Team was a true partner in every sense of the word.
Keith Rupert — Sr. Architect
The key attributes of the Dick Anderson team are their capabilities, work effort, and ability to manage.
Danny Kaluza — Director of Support Services
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