Bacara Resort & Spa

As the lead designer and assistant project manager I was responsible for initial planning and design concepts for the 250 acre coastal resort in Santa Barbara County. During the initial design we were directly involved with the developers and collaborated on all design decisions. The project consisted of numerous hotel buildings, motor court, lobby, restaurants, spa facility, main pool, tennis center, entry drive and gorgeous landscaped courtyards and grounds. In addition to planning and landscape design efforts one of my important roles was to hand select 100 mature oak trees on an adjacent property the developers owned and have them strategically located on the future resort hotel site. I was fortunate enough to have worked on such a great development; however during its final stages of completion I moved on to other opportunities. The firm did an exceptionally job of implementing its plans into a final product. The hotel is still considered one of the finest hotels in the world and was at one time California’s only 5 Star Hotel.