Art in the landscape

Oliver Ranch

Oliver Ranch is a former sheep ranch that now serves as a private reserve for site-specific work by artists such as Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman and Martin Puryear. The landscape is intentionally quiet to allow the sculptures to be integrated into the oak woodland.

A stairway composed of a series of parallel cor-ten risers set into the earth connects to an artist in residence studio, a solution both subtle enough to compliment the building but strong enough to stand as a sculptural element in the landscape.

Planting design aims to blur the boundary between the native oak woodland and the developed areas around the main house.


Excellence in Architecture Honor Award
AIA, San Francisco Chapter


Geyserville, CA


Jim Jennings Architecture


Marion Brenner and ACLA