As work at the Esalen Lodge wraps up, we are thrilled to watch our drawings become reality, and to see how the community is embracing the space and making it their own.  Inside the lodge, the new meeting rooms are complete with their exposed trusses and treetop views, and are serving nicely as temporary dining spaces.  Downstairs, the dining room is receiving new energy efficient windows, built-in benches, and baffled skylights, and will soon open to the new kitchen and café.  The main entry is taking shape, with an expanded but familiar bookstore.  Throughout the space, small and large det

We are excited to be a winner of the Acterra BEA for Sustainable Built Environment. Thank you to the team at Acterra for selecting our project and to the homeowners of Project Green Home for sharing their house. The award ceremony is on May 26th, save the date!

Click here for a link to the list of winners this year.

 

Mosaic artist Wilma Wyss designed a 66 square foot mural for Esalen Institute to be installed at the renovated lodge. The mosaic came to life in a workshop at Esalen’s wonderfully funky Art Barn last week. In addition to the 18 seminarians, over forty people stopped by to place a tile or two, or brought objects to be incorporated. The small rectangles are individual mirrors, placing the visitor within the fabric of Esalen.

ATA is excited to announce that our Vine Hill Strawbale Residence has been selected as a finalist for the Fine Homebuilding 2016 Houses Readers' Choice Awards. Voting is now open to the public until February 26th (ends at 11:59pm EST). The home that wins will be featured in a two-page spread in the Houses issue.

 "Remixing Modern Masonry with Watershed Block", an article published by Masonry Magazine, explains the resilience, efficiency, and sustainability of Watershed Block building and features a photo of our Healdsburg Family Residence project.
 

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