Omega Center for Sustainable Living


  • Location: Rhinebeck, NY
  • Building type(s): Interpretive Center, Laboratory
  • 6,200 ft2 (576 m2)
  • Project scope: a single building
  • Rural setting
  • Completed May 2009

Founded in 1977, the Omega Institute is the nation's largest holistic learning center. Their mission: "To look everywhere for the most effective strategies and inspiring traditions that might help people bring more meaning and vitality into their lives." In 2006 they set out to develop a new and highly sustainable wastewater filtration facility for their 195-acre campus, which is located within one of the most important watersheds in the world, the 13,400 square-mile Hudson River basin.


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