California: Marin County Civic Center

Frank Lloyd Wright. Still timeless. Visiting any of his works is like being transported to a slice of time that doesn’t even exist- like being in the past and the future at the same time.

I guess the one resounding benefit of COVID is that these often busy and visiting places are deserted. Unplanned, we drove by it on our way to hike in China Camp. I couldn’t believe my luck getting around the building and up onto terraces I didn’t know existed. Discovery and exploration, being in the present moment and that feeling of true joy- that is what I felt visiting this building.

The level of detail, scale and execution required for this building at the time of its construction is phenomenal. Easily accessed interior wise through tickets to an event, I have often tried to find an excuse but never with much luck for whatever reason. Another post COVID to do!!

If you are in the SF Bay Area and you are an architecture nut like me, make the effort to rent a car or whatever to get here. You will not regret it.


This 82nd post marks the 10 year anniversary of this project.

May 11, 2011- May 11, 2021


Address: 3501 Civic Center, Peter Behr Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903

Website: Marin County building page

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