The Santa Lucia Preserve represents some of the most beautiful landscape of Northern California’s coastal region located between Carmel Valley and Big Sur. This project was a ground-breaking model for combining development and conservation. This 20,000-acre property spanning multiple coastal watersheds is both a residential community and a functioning nature conservancy, where homeowners act as invested stewards of the land. In collaboration with Hart Howerton’s design team, we brought our unique environmental engineering aesthetic to the master planning of the project as well as to the civil engineering design of many custom homes. Together, we were able to preserve the rural feeling and environmental integrity on this stunning ranch property, as well as contribute to a groundbreaking model for sustainable community planning.