Recently Kumaran Design submitted an entry to the Pinole Pomo Nation, a Native American Nation in Northern California, for their proposed Living Culture Center. The emphasis was on zero energy buildings sensitive to the culture, place and what is sacred. To begin – the site plan.

Embodying Pomo culture, four buildings – in the
four directions – are sited counter clockwise around the sacred center.
Enclosed by a now completed circle of live oaks – seven new ones planted to
honor each of the seven elders.
While cohesive as a whole, the design and
building types for each building differ by intent. To inform, to give options,
even to manifest, one building at time.