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Windhover Contemplative Center

The Windhover Contemplative Center is a spiritual retreat at Stanford University that uses Nathan Oliveira’s Windhover paintings as a vehicle for personal renewal. The chapel-like Center provides a refuge from daily life and a space for quiet reflection, and creates a unified experience of art, architecture, and landscape. The rammed earth and wood structure integrates into its surroundings and is contextual in its historic campus setting. Designed in collaboration with Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture.

2017 Honor Award

ASLA National

2016 Interior Architecture Award

AIA National

2016 Honor Award

AIA Silicon Valley

2016 Excellence in Architecture Award


2016 Finalist

TERRA Awards

2016 Winner

Civic Trust Awards

2016 Best of Year Awards Winner

Interior Design Magazine

2015 Public Space Scheme Winner

FX International Interior Design Awards

2015 Interior Design Competition, Best of Competition Winner

IIDA National

2015 Best of the Best Award Winner

Society of American Registered Architects

2015 Excellence Award, Architecture

Society of American Registered Architects

2015 Design Merit Award

ASLA Northern California

2015 Merit Award, Architecture

AIA California

2015 Citation Award, Architecture

AIA San Francisco

2015 Honor Award

IIDA Northern California

2015 Interior Design Competition Winner, Institutional

IIDA National

Stanford University


Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architect

Rammed Earth Works

Rammed Earth Fabricator

Rutherford + Chekene

Structural Engineer

Auerbach Glasow

Lighting Design

Elcor Electric

Electrical Design-Builder

Air Systems, Inc.

Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer

BKF Engineers

Civil Engineer

Loisos + Ubbelohde

Daylighting Consultant

Guidepost Solutions

Security Consultant

SC Builders

General Contractor

Matthew Millman


Braden King

Film Director