Rodney Strong Vineyard Winery needed a place to taste outside under the shade of Pistache trees and close to the vineyard with views beyond. In collaboration with landscape architect Stephanie McAllister, we designed the tasting terrace, where earth, fire and water are all in company with board formed concrete walls providing enclosure while being accessible to the grassy concert area.

Selected Projects

  • Haystack 100 Unit Mixed Development

  • Petaluma, California The challenge is to fit the minimum 100 units on site affordably, deal with parking in a flood zone, and create a mix of uses that are in demand now and can be modified as needs change. The solution includes finding the right combination of townhouses, flats, and live work un[...]
  • Medical Imaging Suite

  • Redwood Empire Medical Group, Santa Rosa, CA 6000 square foot imaging suite for Redwood Regional Medical Group in Santa Rosa including 2 MRI Exam Rooms - one designed for 3T MRI, a 32 slice CT Scan Exam Room, 4 ultrasound exam rooms, 2 Reading Rooms, 2 Dressing Areas, 2 Waiting Rooms. The prog[...]
  • Petaluma Regional Library Addition

  • Petaluma, California The expansion to the existing square roofed form of the Petaluma Library posed a challenge: how does the new box fit in and add vibrancy? The design solution was to break out of the old box plane, create interest at the corners, quiet the wall fields and cut in light slices u[...]
  • Old Kellogg Master Plan

  • Northern California The goal for this site was to create a master plan for the remodeling of a large residence and compound into a multi-suite fishing lodge, the renovation of a historic limestone barn/winery, and the renovation of an adobe house into a museum and visitor center, as well as the d[...]
  • 110 Kentucky St.

  • Petaluma, California Heritage Homes of Petaluma2013 Preservation Award Built before 1930, this building had gradually lost its distinctive architectural features. The first step in the restoration of the facade was the study of photos from 1957 and 1958 for views of the original building, which a[...]
  • Clos Du Bois Winery

  • Geyserville, California AIARE Architectural Design Awards, 2002 Merit Award Studies for this winery began in 1989. The first phase was a large Barrel Cellar addition, featuring insulated tilt-up concrete panels for the exterior walls and long-span steel "bents" for the roof structure. The T[...]
  • Whitehall Lane Winery

  • St. Helena, California "I no longer want to be the owner of the ugliest winery in Napa Valley," stated Thomas Leonardini. This was the refrain echoing in our heads as we set out to transform the 1970's structure. The project included the remodeling of a Tasting Room, Sales Room and Laboratory.[...]
  • Sienna Antiques / Lind Building Restoration

  • Petaluma, California Heritage Homes of Petaluma2008 Preservation Award The City of Petaluma retained MAD architecture under the Downtown Façade Restoration Loan Program for multiple buildings to help revitalize the historic downtown. The first project was the restoration of a 1887 building front [...]
  • Molofsky Builders Office Building

  • Glen Ellen, California AIARE Architectural Design Awards, 2006 Citation The palette for this project was chosen based on materials and colors commonly found on old barns around Glen Ellen: corrugated steel, wood slats and board and batten. Turning the corners with the metal or the slats conveyed [...]
  • Sebastiani Vineyard

  • Sonoma, California Our scope of work included the renovation and redesign of this historic winery. The process was started by a mandate from the City of Sonoma for a seismic upgrade for the original masonry building and came to encompass a redesign of the existing buildings and addition of new st[...]
  • Valley of the Moon Winery

  • Glen Ellen, California AIARE Architectural Design Awards, 1999 Honor Award Sonoma League for Historic Preservation, 1998 Award of Merit Sonoma County Historical Society, 1998 Award A master plan was prepared for the entire complex. The first phase of design and construction was the Crush[...]
  • The Float House

  • Petaluma, California The Float House is the key design element in Petaluma Small Craft Center's proposed small craft rental center, which also includes docks for boat storage and launching, and a separate restroom facility to be sited on shore. The Float House structure will house the rental cent[...]
  • Petaluma Arts Center

  • The Petaluma Arts Center opened to the public in August 2008. The location, at a historic train depot, brings new life to a building that has been vacant for decades. The facilities include two galleries, classrooms, and a resource center for all arts in the area. The public reception area is formed[...]
  • Rodney Strong Tasting Terrace

  • 2014 Design Award AIA Redwood EmpirePeople's Choice Award - Elemental Enclosure Healdsburg, California Rodney Strong Vineyard Winery is building a place to taste outside under the shade of Pistache trees and close to the vineyard with views beyond.  Earth, fire and water are all in company with b[...]
  • Water St. River Promenade

  • Petaluma, California AIARE Architectural Design Awards, 2006 Citation The goal of this riverfront plan was to build on the strengths, heritage, and existing elements of the original working docks - to create a visually rich environment that blends and recedes into the fabric of the historic si[...]
  • Design Studios and Offices

  • Petaluma, California This 3,000 square foot 1906 brick commercial building is a successful adaptive-reuse project. Originally an auto dealership, ZAC Landscape Architecture leased the building in 1990 and hired Mary Dooley to help transform the building into offices for their Landscape Architectu[...]