Religious & Retreat Centers

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Esalen Institute
Main Building
Big Sur, California - 1988


Dharma Sanga Meditation Hall(*)(2)
Crestone, Colorado
Richard Baker, Abbot
Project Completed, 1992

Lingka Guest Houses
Shigatse, Tibet
Project Completed, 2002
- site master plan and building strategies guidelines

Congregation Kol Shofar
Tiburon, California
Programming and Design, 2003
- synagogue renovation


(1) A project of the Ecological Design Institute
(2) A project of Sim Van der Ryn & Associates
(3) A project of Van der Ryn Calthorpe & Partners
(4) A project of Hirshen/Van der Ryn Architects
(5) A project of Sim Van der Ryn, State Architect
(*) Full-page color information sheets are available for these projects.

Except as noted otherwise, Sim Van der Ryn was the Principal Architect on all projects