After a crippling fire in 2017, CSArch designed the new “Miner’s village” at the Herkimer Diamond Mines. The village features a new registration entry, retail store, cafe, picnic area, education venue and jewlery activity center.
In October 2017, a crippling fire burned down the original building at the Herkimer Diamond Mines. Following the fire, CSArch was hired to design a new “Miner's Village” that would enlarge the space and allow management to place a greater emphasis on retail, activities, and food service.
The original barn housed the miners store, learning center, and registration booth all under one roof. The building was outdated and lacked adequate space needed to offer more products and services. The new design is fresh and vibrant while still highlighting the natural and wooden elements that reflect the surrounding campground and diamond mines.
Visitors Center, Retail Space, Food Service, Outdoor Activity Areas