Schematic Design Stage.

ABOUT | This project represents a hope of living into these questions over the course of seasons: listening, learning, and regenerating this unique place to a new, more integrated and thriving state. Given a series of unique earth-sheltered passive solar structures designed by James Speed Tuley sitting on a 155-acre permaculture-based farm in rural Virginia, we are reimagining the Nautilus and adjacent crescent-shaped garage into a cultural center for the intersection of art, poetry, ecology, permaculture, and Jewish studies for a new steward. Using tenets of the Living Building Challenge and designed to meet Passive House standards, this project attempts a regenerative path in a post-integrity world.