Along with a team of designers, including NAC Architecture and Frederic Rolland Architects, SALT designed a 25-acre Monastery Retreat Center for the Hsi Lai Temple located in the Hacienda Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The project aspires to deepen Hsi Lai’s mission of service to the community by creating a space for contemplation, meditation, and learning. The proposed Monastery Retreat Center seeks to preserve open space by limiting developed areas, roads, and buildings to 25% of the site. To further minimize the impact on existing habitats, all lighting will be dark sky appropriate, fencing will be wildlife permeable, and the land adjacent to the wildlife corridor will remain open.

An existing Los Angeles County hiking and equestrian trail runs through the site along the fire road. Working closely with Los Angeles County Recreation and Parks, we are proposing to reroute the trail to provide a more beautiful and varied experience for public use.

SALT Landscape Architects
448 S Hill Street, Suite 708
Los Angeles, CA 90013
+1 (213) 234-0057 

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