Sedgwick Reserve Ranch House
SANTA YNEZ, CA / Project Architect Client: University of California at Santa Barbara Date of Construction: 1947 The University of California at Santa Barbara selected Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. to adapt and rehabilitate the 1947 Sedgwick Reserve Ranch House. This rural vernacular Ranch House forms the heart of the “Sedgwick Reserve”, a world-class research, conservation and education nature reserve in the Santa Ynez Valley. This historic backcountry estate is an irreplaceable resource, rich in tradition and culture, and now part of the Natural Reserve System. To conserve and revitalize this living history, the multidisciplinary KSMA project team will integrate programmatic refinements, structural upgrades, and sustainable strategies into the existing architectural context and its environment. The Detailed Project Program, including design, programming, and a master plan focused on overall energy conservation and sustainable design, has been completed. Construction documents are now being prepared in anticipation of groundbreaking scheduled for later this year. This project will assure the conservation and continued use of the Ranch House, and ongoing study at the Sedgwick Reserve.