Sea Ranch Lodge Expansion / JLJA collaborated with BSA and Passport Resorts on the renovation of this signature lodge and landscape. Treasured for its historic importance as one of the first sites to intimately link design and nature, Sea Ranch is located on stunning windswept bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Expanding the lodge while preserving the beloved feel of the roughly 50-acre site was a challenge that the design team met by carefully tracking site lines, minimizing building footprints, facilitating a water treatment and reuse system, enhancing the hedgerow and sheep fence motifs, and selecting materials that echoed those chosen by one of the site’s motivating forces, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. The Lodge program included new entry and parking, integration of the cherished community post office, new indoor and outdoor dining, spa, pool, and 60 new guest rooms and cottages with private gardens. The project received approval from the Sonoma Zoning Board, yet is currently on-hold.