Wheelchair Lift for Microsoft Treehouse Wins POM

Congratulations to the fine folks at Mobility Concepts of Fife, Washington.  Their submission of photos from Microsoft in Redmond, Washington has earned the the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for February, 2018.

Treehouse Gains Accessibility

Treehouse Gains Accessibility

Microsoft has rigged up three high tech treehouses for employees to work and meet in up in Redmond’s Pacific Northwest Douglas firs.  The elaborate meeting rooms were built by Pete Nelson, host of the TV show Treehouse Masters. 

Two-stop Genesis Vertical Platform Lift

Two-stop Genesis Vertical Platform Lift

The treehouses are a part of Microsoft’s “outdoor districts” which are connected to buildings around its Redmond campus.  The company built the treehouses after a recent employee survey found many workers would like to work outdoors more if they could.  A Garaventa, Genesis, VPL, was included in the design allowing for two of the three treehouses to be accessible to all employees.

The lifts are two-stop Garaventa Genesis vertical platform lifts with factory-

Doors have Power Openers

Doors have Power Openers

made enclosures.  The enclosures are enclosed on top with shed-style sloping roofs and have painted steel panel walls.  Walls are also available with clear or bronze plexiglas or laminated safety glass.

Park City Home Elevator Nets April POM

Congratulations to Able Access Elevator in Utah.

Their subHome Elevator from outsidemission of photos from the Nixon Residnce in Park City has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the MonGlass home elevator from insideth for April, 2017.

The installation features an Elvoron hydraulic drive elevator with an aluminum and glass cab. The aluminum framing for the cab is painted black and the fixtures are standard brushed stainless steel. Home elevator controlsThe Car Operating Panel (COP) features the optional integrated hands-free glass home elevatortelephone, and the cab gate is powered to open and close automatically.

The hoistway walls also feature large panels of laminated safety glass to allow passengers to enjoy the view outside as they are traveling between floors.

The New American Home 2017 Update


Thank you to Phil Kean of the Phil Kean Design Group for this update on the progress of The New American Home 2017. Once again, we are thrilled to be able to showcase a Garaventa Home Elevator in this prestigious show home for the International Builders Show.

Link – Phil Kean Gives an Update on TNAH 2017