Big Sur, CA
The famed Nepenthe Restaurant on Highway One in Big Sur sits on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean. This family-owned enterprise is part of a collection of businesses and housing units located on the hillside property. Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Architects has performed a number of services for this client for more than ten years. The most recent project involved architectural services for the design of a 66-foot-long accessible ramp that connected the upper parking lot level with the restaurant level. Visitors must traverse a series of steps and platforms to reach the restaurant, making this ramp essential. The design complements the beautiful setting while enhancing the safety of visitors.