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Conference, Resort, & Health Centers

Welcome Inn(2)
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Koichi Mukaiyama, President, KOA Corporation
Preliminary Plan, 1991

Montreaux MetaResort(*)(2)
Reno, Nevada
Dr. Graham Simpson, President
Master Planning & Preliminary Building Plans, 1991

New Lodge, Esalen Institute(2)
Big Sur, California
Steve Donovan, President
Preliminary Design, 1988

Pecos River Conference Center(2)
Infield, New Mexico
Larry Wilson, President
Contract Documents, 1987

Conference, Lodging, & Health Resort(*)(2)
North Bonneville, Washington
Biba Hot Springs
Master Planning & Preliminary Building Plans, 1986

Zen Center Guest House, Green Dragon Zen Center(*)(2)
Muir Beach, California
Dr. William Thompson, Richard Baker
Project Completed, 1984

Lindisfarne Association Meeting House(*)(2)
Crestone, Colorado
Dr. Irwin Thompson, Director
Project Completed, 1983

Wheelwright Center, Green Dragon Zen Center(2)
Muir Beach, California
Richard Baker, Abbot
Project Completed, 1979

Courtyard Guest Cabins, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center(2)
Jamesburg, California
Richard Baker, Abbot
Project Completed, 1974

Community Planning & Design

La Cuentista
ALbuquerque, New Mexico
Legacy Group, LLC
Master Plan and Community Architecture, 1997

Cowell Ranch(*)(2)
Contra Costa, California
Nathan Taylor, Vice President, Cowell Foundation
Ecological Planning & Design, 1993

Gates Houseboat Cooperative(2)
Marin County, California
Jane Koestel, President
Master Planning, 1985-87

Cibola Community(*)(3)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wayne & Susan Nichols, Communico
Master Planning, 1984

Marin Solar Village(*)(3)
Novato, California
Steve McNamara, President, Marin Solar Village Corporation
Master Planning, 1979-81

Chino Hills Specific Plan(*)(3)
San Bernardino County, California
San Bernardino County
Master Plan Study, 1979

Capital Area Master Plan(5)
Sacramento, California
State of California
Master Plan, 1976


Del Monte Urban Village(2)
Emeryville, California
Rosewood Stone Group
Master Plan, 1993

Planet Homes(2)
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Tate Miller
Unit Plans, 1989

Tatum Apartments(2)
Santa Rosa, California
Tim Tatum
Project Completed, 1986

Wisconsin Street Homes(*)(3)
San Francisco, California
Barrett California
Master Plan, Preliminary Plans, 1984

Somerset Parkside(*)(3)
Sacramento, California
Barrett California
Project Completed, 1982

Housing Cluster Design(2)
Forres, Scotland
Findhorn Community
Preliminary Design, 1982

Ross Court Apartments(3)
San Anselmo, California
Doug Elliot
Project Completed, 1981


Patmore-Zarcone Residence
Los Altos Hills, California
David Patmore and Julia Zarcone
Construction Begining, 1999

Residence & Workshop
Orcas Island, Washington
Under Construction, 1999

Corte Madera Residence(*)(1)
Corte Madera, California
Under Construction, 1999

Sangco Residence(*)
Clayton, California
Sharon and Joebe Sangco
Prelininary Design, 1997

Spencer-Gould Residence
Santa Cruz, California
Dick Spencer and Shawn Gould
Completed, 1997

Warkentin Residence(*)(1)
Lucas Valley, California
David Warkentin
Project Completed, 1997

Twiss/Skewes-Cox Residence(2)
Markleville, California
Robert Twiss & Amy Skewes-Cox
Project Completed, 1994

Van der Ryn/Friend Residence(*)(2)
Inverness, California
Sim Van der Ryn & Ruth Friend
Construction & Renovations Completed, 1972-1993

Houseboat Remodel(2)
Sausalito, California
Addle Anthony
Project Completed, 1990

Sward/Kline Residence(2)
San Francisco, California
Susan Sward & J. Anthony Kline
Remodel Completed, 1991

Stott Residence(*)(2)
Colestine Valley, California
Ben Stott
Preliminary Plans, 1989

Stoute Residence(2)
Colestine Valley, California
V. Stoute
Preliminary Plans, 1989

Keith Residence(2)
Tiburon, California
S. Keith
Remodel Completed, 1988

Weinstein Residence(*)(2)
Sausalito, California
David & Denise Weinstein
Renovation Completed, 1986

Three Solar Casitas(*)(2)
Los Caballos, New Mexico
Jonathan Rose, Sim Van der Ryn, Jack Vanderryn
Project Completed, 1984

Abbott's Residence(2)
Muir Beach, California
Green Gulch Zen Center
Project Completed, 1981

Blake Residence(3)
Hidden Hills, California
Robert & Sandra Blake
Project Completed, 1979

Nisbet Residence(2)
Inverness, California
Nori & Jacuetta Nisbet
Project Completed, 1979

Ahlgren Residence(2)
Boulder Creek, California
Dexter & Valerie Ahlgren
Project Completed, 1972


Prototype Sustainable Living Hostel Design(*)(2)
Washington, DC
Lewis Litzky, President, Hostelling International
Research & Design, 1993

Atsuo Shiga, President, Metina Corporation
Prototype Design, 1989

Prototype Brainwave Training Modules(*)(2)
Palo Alto, California
Foster Gamble, President, MindCenter Corporation
Design & Prototype Construction, 1989


Offices for World Institute on Disabilities(2)
Oakland, California
Joan Leon, Executive Director, World Institute on Disabilities
Project Completed, 1994

Gregory Bateson Building(*)(5)
Sacramento, California
State of California
Project Completed, 1979

Headquarters Building(3)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Authority
Project Completed, 1979

Commercial Projects

Real Goods Solar Living Center(*)1
Hopland, California
Jeff Oldham, Project Manager, Real Goods Corporation
Project Completed, 1996

Crystal Circle Village(2)
Reno, Nevada
Jim Matheson, President
Preliminary Plans, 1988

Schoonmaker Point Marina(3)
Sausalito, California
Dusan Mills, Managing Partner
Project Completed, 1985

Greens Restaurant(2)
San Francisco, California
San Francisco Zen Center
Project Completed, 1983

Religious & Retreat Centers

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

Schools & Learning Centers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


(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

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