Santa Claus, IN

Santa Claus, Indiana serves as a resort city where people go to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, unwind, take in nature and spend time outdoors, and of course, to experience Holiday World. When on vacation, that’s what many people desire: an adventure, the experience and the time to relax and unwind.

These are the sentiments Morley had in mind when we worked with our client to develop the corporate headquarters for Lake Rudolph, as well as many other amenities and attractions.

Our team performed architecture, engineering, surveying and construction administration to bring the Lake Rudolph Campground vision to fruition, without ever closing the doors to the existing resort.

Our team surveyed everything that had been built over the last 50 years. We mapped everything out in an intricate manner, worked around normal life at the resort, and created innovative ways to build amenities into the surrounding hillsides, and not detract from nature.

New, custom-built modular cabin homes with large decks were added to the campgrounds. The hilly landscape created a need for special innovation regarding site design, and cabin placement, as well as additional amenities. We developed a new camp store, a new water park and new security points for guests. We established family viewing areas and locations for large inflatable water slides, as well as a plan for a large, outdoor amphitheater.

The new pump houses and bath houses were designed completely in-house, and from a mechanical standpoint, they are fascinating; designed to be double redundant, so if a water pump goes down, a quick switch to the next pump allows family time and fun to continue, uninterrupted.

Morley consistently worked through logistics of each phase to establish an architectural brand and identity for the campground, while considering a comfortable experience for employees and offering the amenities each guest desires.