Post Ranch Inn / JLJA worked closely with Passport Resorts to design the landscape renovation and expansion for Post Ranch Inn, the renowned 90-acre Big Sur resort. The project incorporated private gardens and guest paths, integrated built and living features as privacy screens and view frames, and blended functional infrastructure into a physically tight and close-knit site. The design hinged on dual concerns: sensitivity to the natural environment and successful permitting with multiple agencies. The Master Plan incorporated elements such as new paths and roads, parking, guest rooms, water quality and storm water management, and a habitat management and restoration plan. The resulting landscape complements Big Sur's natural ruggedness while highlighting the unique buildings and installations nestled into the property. Post Ranch Inn has been consistently recognized as one of the world’s top hotels by sources such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Forbes Travel Guide.