The Rancho San Lucas Private Resort Community has been designed with the participation of some of the most recognized names in master-plan, architecture, landscape and golf course design, like HKS Architects and Greg Norman Golf Course Design, to create a community where every element enhances the beauty of the land and provides spaces to live life at its fullest.
Solmar Group is a family business and as such it is based on solid values and principles, which revolve around hard work, honesty and excellence in every enterprise. Established in 1973 the group includes five all-suite resorts including top accolade earning resorts like Playa Grande, Solmar Suites and Grand Solmar at Land’s End.
Solmar Group is committed to maintaining the original vision and pioneering spirit that constitute the foundation of the group. Rancho San Lucas is the culmination of a dream for a piece of land that has been part of the group for more than four decades and now will become the crowning jewel in the Solmar Group family.
The original Rancho San Lucas master plan was conceptualized by PDC-PBR, a planning, design and environmental research firm with projects in the U.S., Mexico, Spain and China. The firm’s superior reputation is based on a creative design approach that reflect the realities of economic development, jurisdictional controls of approval and responsiveness to environmental sensitivities.
LandDesign Inc. has joined the team for the fine-tuning and implementation of the Rancho San Lucas master plan. With more than 70 years of cumulative involvement and expertise, LandDesign’s approach to design includes and embraces environmental consciousness, and the social and cultural aspects of the present and future community.
Greg Norman Golf Course Design
For over 25 years Greg Norman Golf Course Design has worked around the world to design and build golf course projects that meet the highest standards of creativity, innovation, and sustainability. Greg Norman Golf Course Design and their team of design professionals take their direction and mission from Greg Norman himself. The combination of the privileged topography at Rancho San Lucas and Greg Norman’s passion for sustainable golf course design make it an ideal scenario for a distinct course unlike any other in Cabo.
MASTER PLAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
The Design Studio of Michael McKay brings together a group of professionals who have practiced together for over thirty-six years, in twenty-five different countries. Looking at the variety of constructed projects over the last number of years, it is apparent that the design of each project is based on a set of elements unique to each specific project, culture and environmental setting. The studio’s firm believe in a responsibility to design projects with environmental awareness to respect natural systems and environments, provide benefit to the environment through proper selection of materials and design, and ‘sit lightly upon the ground’ make then a perfect addition to the Rancho San Lucas team.
RESORT ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
The trajectory of HKS, Inc. dates back to the early 40s and ever since they have set the bar for architectural design and innovation. Their hospitality architecture is designed to encourage and allow guests to dive in and truly experience a place. HKS is known for designing spaces and places where people long to return, places that have enhanced their stay. They have earned numerous awards for their designs and their talent is now part of the team that will create an extraordinary resort experience at Rancho San Lucas.
RESORT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
A distinguished Texas based landscape architecture and planning firm with more than 140 professionals working on projects at all scales around the world. Their focus in the hospitality industry landscaping has given Grand Solmar at Land’s End its distinctive style. Now they join the Rancho San Lucas team to enhances the surrounding environment and create unforgettable places that connect people and nature while expressing the Rancho San Lucas story in each detail.
THE VILLAS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Melzer, Deckert & Ruder Architects, Inc. (MDR, Inc.) has consistently integrated environmental and energy efficient benefits into their design solutions for close to 20 years and has designed LEED equivalent projects around the world. They join the Rancho San Lucas team with their innovative approach to architectural design to create durable, sustainable and inspiring homes at The Villas at Rancho San Lucas.
THE ESTATES ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Gran Vision Design
Established in 1996 Gran Vision Design (GVD) is a firm dedicated to the development of architectonic construction and development projects, encompassing every area of design from concept development to construction. With 20 years experience in Baja the firm has participated in some of the best known developments in the area like Villas del Mar, Esperanza and El Dorado and now GVD brings its knowledge of the area and experience in high-end construction to the most exclusive subdivision in Rancho San Lucas.
THE ESTATES INTERIOR DESIGN
A company known for its ability to produce vivid ambiances, Balke & associates brings the lifelong experience of its Principal, Aida Balke, to the interior design of The Estates. An accredited member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Aida has ample experience in custom residential interior design as well as in interior design projects for hotels, country clubs, restaurants and casinos in areas from Beverly Hills to Tanzania.