Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull & Whitaker was established in Berkeley, California, in 1962. Soon after, the architects began working on The Sea Ranch, a large development on the northern California coast that runs from the ocean’s edge, with its protected beaches and cliffs, to a coastal meadow stretching the entire length of the acreage. The firm was charged with developing a master plan for The Sea Ranch that would be aesthetically refined and have minimal impact on the surrounding natural landscape. Local materials such as redwood timber were used in the construction of the residential units and recreational buildings, which together express the era’s particularly Californian modernism.
- Text by William Turnbull, Jr. and Donlyn Lyndon / Photographed by Yukio and Yoshio Futagawa