Ann Hamilton Tower

Audience and performer are intertwined inside this tower located at the Oliver Ranch in Alexander Valley. Designed by the artist Ann Hamilton, with our office as architect of record, the tower was imagined as a space for performance. A double helix stair weaves in three dimensions performers on one stair and audience on the other—in close proximity but never direct contact. The 24’ diameter tower is several stories tall with seating and light niches cut into the thick concrete walls. Open at the top, the sky is reflected in a pool at the base of the tower.

  • Awards

  • 2008 AIA San Francisco Design Award Merit Award for Design
    2008 AIA Redwood Empire Design Awards Honor Award for Design

  • Press

  • West Coast Modern by Zahid Sardar, 2012
    Public Landscape, H.K. Rihan Int’l Culture Spread Limited, Publisher, 2010
    1000x Architecture of the Americas, Verlagshaus Braun Publishing, 2008
    Landscape Architecture, August 2008
    California Home + Design, June 2008
    California Home + Design, May 2008
    San Francisco Magazine, January 2008

  • Location

  • Geyserville, CA

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