Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands


Rancho Mirage, CA


Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands


Frederick Fisher & Partners

Landscape Architect

The Office of James Burnett

Project Size

16,000 SF 200 acres

LEED Rating



2013 | LABC Architectural Award, Best of LA Architects

2012 | SCDF Design Award

2012 | Cal/OSHA Golden Gate Award

2012 | American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Honor Award, General Design

2011 | Architectural Foundation of LA Design Green Award

A LEED Gold, 15,000 sf visitor center on a 15-acre site in Rancho Mirage, with world-class landscape design. The mid-century modern-style building includes exhibit space for the extensive art collection, multi-media displays, a café and a shop. Photovoltaic power, geothermal heating and cooling systems and nine acres of waterwise gardens highlight Leonore Annenberg’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Architectural concrete was used throughout the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.

Photo Credit: Dillon Diers / Office of James Burnett / Ken Hayden / Mark Davidson