• Client: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee


  • Strategic Development
  • Master Planning
  • Concept Development + Refinement

This highly imaginative destination resort concept for Gatlinburg, Tennessee – gateway to the Smoky Mountains – contains two distinctive hotel properties, a hillside retail district accessed by funicular, an indoor/outdoor waterpark, and many iconic attractions, all themed to a fictional backstory with fantastical architectural elements.

Constrained by the site’s challenging topography, we conceived the best possible circulation that also complements the natural landscape, connecting the property to the existing pedestrian and vehicular routes within downtown Gatlinburg, while also providing attractive access to the resort’s new elements.