Located on the University of California’s Sedgwick Reserve in the Santa Ynez Valley, this certified LEED Platinum project is one of the greenest buildings in the country. The Sedgwick Tipton Meeting House serves as a learning center for the reserve and includes a large meeting space, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and administrative offices designed and constructed to protect and promote both the environment and human health.
The Sedgwick Tipton Meeting House was designed and built to have minimal impact on the land. It maximizes the use of local, natural, and recycled materials; harvests the sun, rain, and wind; and incorporates many sustainable design features, including a solar-power array and various architectural innovations that promote summer cooling and prevent winter heat loss. The building uses 60 percent less energy than conventional construction.
Architect: Thompson Naylor Architects