esalen meeting room

After two years of design, fifteen months and two phases of construction, we are thrilled that the renewed Lodge - the heart of Esalen - is full of people and life once again!

esalen terrace

esalen dining

esalen skylight

Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA has begun construction of their Lodge Renovation and Expansion project, which is the first piece of their multi-year Renewal efforts. The Ground Honoring Ceremony, held on March 15, featured speakers from the Four Winds Council, of which Esalen is a party, including an opening blessing by Tom "Little Bear" Nason, who summoned whales to join in the celebration (and join they did, with spouts and flukes!).

We are thrilled to be working with the Esalen Institute on a renovation and expansion of their historic Lodge building.  The completed project will feature two new meeting rooms, an expanded commercial kitchen facility, a new cafe, covered outdoor dining areas and a remodeled dining room. The renowned geothermal water resource will be utilized for water and space heating. The new roof surfaces will carry a 25 KW photovoltaic panel array.