Project Team

Thanks to a highly collaborative team, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) stands as a unique achievement in sustainable design.

OWNER: Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation's most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 200 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York, and at exceptional locations around the world.


BNIM Architects is a multidisciplinary sustainable architecture and design firm founded in 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri. Throughout its history, BNIM Architects has remained committed to its local and regional communities while establishing a national presence as an innovator of design methodologies, sustainability, and new technologies in sustainable architecture, planning, and workplace design.

ECOLOGICAL DESIGN/ECO-MACHINE: John Todd Ecological Design; Biohabitats

John Todd Ecological Design Inc., is an award-winning water and natural resources planning firm. Their services include comprehensive construction design, consulting, and facility operations services to public and private clients throughout the world. John Todd Ecological Design, Inc., provides clients with cost-effective aesthetic solutions to natural wastewater treatment, stormwater, aquatic environment management, and bio-solids conversion.

Biohabitats provides comprehensive and specialized engineering services in natural wastewater treatment, stormwater treatment, water reuse, and water resources master planning. Their unique design approach utilizes natural systems, including constructed wetlands, and the applied ecologies of the pond, river, prairie, and woodland to develop sustainable projects.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Conservation Design Forum

Conservation Design Forum (CDF) is a nationally recognized design firm that explores and creates integrated, water-based design strategies that promote economic, social, and ecological sustainability.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Tipping Mar + associates

Tipping Mar + associates is a highly skilled structural engineering firm dedicated to engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation. Their unique, award-winning approach emphasizes early collaboration with architects and contractors to provide the greatest value in seismic and sustainable design. They rely not only on the technical expertise of their staff, but their imagination.


BGR Consulting Engineers Inc., is a full service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology design engineering firm. They take a collaborative approach to design, working to find and communicate clearly the appropriate design solutions for each project.

CIVIL ENGINEER: The Chazen Companies

The Chazen Companies design innovative, sustainable, and valuable solutions to meet the needs of their clients and enhance the future of their company, their staff, their communities, and the environment.

BUILDER: Dave Sember Construction