Schools & Learning Center Projects

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Farallones Integral Urban House
Berkeley, California
Sim Van der Ryn, President
Project Completed, 1974

Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
De Anza College
Saratoga, California

Farallones Rural Center
(now the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center)(*)
Occidental, California
Sim Van der Ryn, President
Project Completed, 1975-1980

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Berea College Draper Hall Renovation

Berea College Bruce Trades Atrium

Waldorf School(2)
Davis California
Howard Beeman, Director
Project Completed, 1988

Ojai Foundation School(*)(2)
Ojai, California
Joan Halifax, Director, Ojai Foundation
Master Plan and Preliminary Building Plans, 1990

California Institute of Integral Studies(*)1
San Francisco, California
Robert McDermott, President
Feasibility Study, Facilities Planning, 1995

Romberg Tiburon Center

Environmental Education Center, Washington, DC

Heron's Head Living Classroom

Riveredge Nature Center

Happy Valley School(2)
Ojai, California
Rhada Sloss, Chair
Master Plan, 1991

Chinook Learning Center(2)
Whidby Island, Washington
Fritz & Vivian Hull, Directors
Master Plan, 1987

Sustainability San Domenico
San Anselmo, California

Mill Valley Middle School Garden Project
Mill Valley, California

Brookside School
San Anselmo, California

Global Restoration Fair(2)
The Presidio, San Francisco
David Brower, Chair, Earth Island Institute
Concept Plan, 1992



(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