Our projects range from modest kitchen renovations to high-end new homes and cabins, placing an equal emphasis on style, function and poetics, woven together with the thread of ecological design, and mindful of long term cost. We are intrigued by backyard cottages, co-housing, townhouses and multi-family projects. We can bring the Passivhaus approach to any of these building types, as primary architect or as a consultant. With roots in Seattle, we are uniquely qualified to help you create lasting, beautiful deep green buildings.
I have over 34 years of experience as a design professional, including 27 years as principal of my own firm.
After graduation from University of Toronto in 1979 I moved to New York City and pursued parallel careers in architecture and music. I worked as a draftsperson for Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi, for residential architect Alfredo DeVido, and recorded and performed music with Glenn Branca, Sussan Deyhim, and Christian Marclay among others. In 1984 I opened my own design office.
My practice in New York included high end residential interiors and commercial office renovations. I returned to Seattle in 1990 to pursue work in line with my values. In 1992 I opened my own office again, dedicated exclusively to green architecture. In 2010 I became one of the first 100 certified Passive House consultants in the United States. My practice now focuses on ultra-low-energy and net-zero residential projects.