Place

Sunnylands Annenberg Estate

Rancho Mirage, CA

Participating in the transformation of a resource-consuming, exclusive retreat to a public environment that strives to reconcile its historic material value with aggressive sustainable practices has been a fascinating and rewarding project for CMG.

Once the Coachella desert home of the Annenberg family and vacation destination for political and cultural icons, the 200-acre Sunnylands estate’s transition to a public museum and Camp David of the West has resulted in a cultural landscape and design that weaves modernism with historicism.