Green Gulch

Situated in the Green Gulch Valley in West Marin County, Cloud Hall is a former farm building that was converted years ago to become an integral part of the San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch Farm and Wheelwright Conference Center, a Buddhist practice center and retreat. Cloud Hall and the adjoining Zendo sit atop the former creek bed at the center of campus, serving both outside visitors for programmed events and students who reside in its dorm-style housing.

Although the Zen Center’s long-term plans call for the eventual relocation of Cloud Hall and the Zendo to allow for ecological restoration, the center’s immediate needs involved renovating both buildings to meet current building and accessibility codes. We created a site accessibility plan that established accessible pathways throughout the hilly, complex site. In addition to connecting parking and program buildings, we improved campus-wide circulation to benefit functions such as garden improvements along the pathways and designed a new a welcome center.

Location

Muir Beach, CA

Size

2 acres

Completed

2017

Client

Green Gulch Farm / San Francisco Zen Center

Team

Siegel & Strain Architects (Architect)

Scope

Site Accessibility Plan

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