Day Spa

San Fernando Valley, California

This spa offers healing, body care and relaxation services. Guests also enjoy a full service juice bar, gift shop and tranquil outdoor terraces covered with trellises.  The Great Hall wing is a rental facility for conferences, retreats and weddings.

The building is composed of several wings wrapping lush open air courtyards.  The unique Water Courtyard, Fire Courtyard and Earth Courtyard are focal points of the project.

Twenty four inch thick plastered straw bale walls create a feeling of old world permanence and continuity.  Sophisticated natural ventilation techniques are used as well as state of the art photovoltaic electric panels.