IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences)
Marin County, CA
Huettl Thuilot Associates
Joseph Huettl, Principal
(design input included planting, irrigation, drainage, details and materials, landscape architect of record)
The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is located on 200 acres of rolling hills above Petaluma. HTA incorporated tenets of ecological sustainability and regionalism in their design which organized the sloping space into a sequence of terraces. Fly-ash concrete, lime plaster, poured earth walls and local aggregate and stone were used to reduce the environmental impacts of construction. Native plants and grasses provide a near seamless transition to the adjoining grasslands.