The island of San Clemente is located in the Venetian lagoon almost due south of Piazza San Marco. A convent for centuries under the Camaldolite congregation, the community reached its peak in 1645 and slowly began dissolving. Eventually Napoleon would demolish a large portion of the original convent, where only the existing church remains today as a testament to the original compound. With Marco Battaggia, we developed a master plan organized around a carefully orchestrated sequence of exterior spaces to accommodate a range of guest activities while respecting the historical context of this 5-star luxury resort. Our work envisioned that the restoration and re-positioning of the San Clemente Palace private island would be done so with a design sensibility rooted in history while also enhancing the island’s biodiversity and ecosystem.