Located in Palm Desert, DSRT Surf is a destination resort consisting of a surf center, hotel, spa, villas, and beach amenities, all organized around a surf pool that is purpose-built for surfing. The site planning, building design and program are informed by BAR’s experience working on boutique surf resorts and Principal-in-Charge William Duncanson’s lifelong engagement with all things Surf. DSRT Surf is an entirely new form of hospitality development with the intention of being complimentary to the history of Surf.
BAR’s intent is to design an offering that will resonate with life-long surfers and first timers alike. Careful attention has been paid to the “dry land” experience through curating program, circulation and the character of space. This assemblage of experiences, coupled with time spent in the water, constitute a new contribution to the collective consciousness of Surf.
DSRT Surf’s building designs are inspired by both the rich Desert Modern tradition and by climate specific passive design solutions. Materials are “of the desert” yet also reference a low-key and beachy vibe.