Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation Wahhoga Village & Yosemite

Wenaha Group worked with the National Park Service and the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation to develop a structural analysis report to demonstrate that the tribe’s traditional materials and methods of constructing a roundhouse would meet contemporary building codes of the state of California. Analysis included the usage of traditional methods of construction including the fastening of logs together by using grape vines and other materials found in the region. During construction this project did not use any concrete, rebar, nails, bolts, steel brackets or Simpson building hardware.

ProjectStructural Analysis Report
RoleProject Manager