Project: Auberty Ranch


Developed by a local artist to be a studio, residence, and retreat for artists; Auberty Ranch aspires to provide a place of inspiration and reflection for family and guests.  The celebration of life and its experiences is a key theme of the project.

The artists are fortunate to be surrounded by nature and numerous wildlife species.  These native residents are a vital component of the Auberty Ranch experience.

Rooted in the vernacular, the design incorporated building techniques familiar to the local craftsman and materials of the region.  The integration of numerous sustainable strategies was of the utmost importance.  Water reclamation, recycled/recyclable materials, porous site materials, and natural ventilation were some of the methods used.  Solar orientation was carefully considered.