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have been described as two habits of mind. These are often separated by the way that we think about architecture, and subsequently we organize the design process which makes distinctions between what is aesthetic and what is building, what is theory and what is practice. These differences are not real; they reside in our frames of analysis. In the masterworks of architecture these distinctions disappear.
- Don Watson

    UTBF   The Frick Collection Renovation and Expansion New York, NY:
Daylighting services including the redesign of skylight assemblies for museum’s galleries and garden court.
(Architect: Selldorf Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects)



    UTBF   Joan Mitchell Center New Orleans, LA:
Daylighting within the studio spaces calibrated to deliver quality daylight and views in this hot humid climate. (Architect: Lee Ledbetter & Associates)


    CalTech Linde + Robinson   Windhover Contemplative Center Palo Alto, CA:
Luminous programming and analysis, daylighting and shading design, climate responsive design analysis, and strategies for sustainable mechanical support systems. 
(Architect: Aidlin Darling)


    Caltech   Triskelion San Francisco, CA:
Daylight, electrical lighting, shading, and photovoltaic system design.
(Architect: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects)

    CalTech Linde + Robinson   Blum & Poe Gallery Los Angeles, CA:
Daylighting performance, construction details, and the electrical lighting design for the galleries.
(Architect: Escher GuneWardena Architects)






The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA:
Architect: Pfau Long Architecture and A+D Architects

Art Center College of Design, South Campus Pasadena, CA:
Architect: Kevin Daly Architects

Weisman Museum Minneapolis, MN:
Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP



Facebook MPK 20 Menlo Park, CA:
Comprehensive daylighting design, shade analysis, and consulting in skylight design in order to provide daylight throughout the workspace.
(Architect: Gehry and Partners, LLP)



    VMware   Facebook MPK 21 Menlo Park, CA:
Comprehensive day lighting and shade analysis emphasizing visual comfort and sun control to deliver effective daylight illumination and distribution.
(Architect: Gehry and Partners, LLP)


    Apple Store 5th Ave   The Working Body Oakland, CA:
Architectural restoration, electric lighting design, and daylighting strategies for this distinct Spanish Colonial style building.


    Packard   Digital Animation Campus Glendale, CA:
Daylighting and visual comfort consulting services for the reuse of this industrial space transformed into an innovative and creative studio for animators.
(Architect: Lever Architecture)


    New York Times Building   Packard Foundation Los Altos, CA:
Site shading studies, daylighting design and simulations, shading design control protocols and glass specifications for this Zero-Net-Energy office building.
(Architect: EHDD)





333 Brannan Dropbox San Francisco, CA
Architect: William McDonough + Partners

Animation Studios Emeryville Emeryville, CA
Architect: Allied Works and Perkins+Will

El Cerrito Recycling & Environmental Resource Center El Cerrito, CA
Architect: Noll & Tam Architects

New York Times Building New York, NY:
Architect: Renzo Piano and FX/Fowle)

Apple Store 5th Avenue New York NY
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


Institutional Projects  

Art Center South Campus 


Heising Simons Foundation Los Altos, CA:
Customized recessed linear fixture with separate dimming control of the left and right oriented of narrow architectural ceiling structures with concealed cove fixture for wall washing and light control.
(Architect: Hawley Peterson Snyder)


    Art Center South Campus    Sufism Reoriented Walnut Creek, CA:
Glazing specifications and daylight studies for both the central prayer hall and ancillary spaces.
(Architect: Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie)


    NASA   NASA Sustainability Base Moffett Field, CA:
Early schematic design charettes, daylighting, solar shading, mechanical systems, energy use consulting, and high efficiency electric lighting design.
(Architect: William McDonough+Partners and AECOM)

        Cherryland Firestation Cherryland, CA:
L+U managed the LEED Certification process and provided consulation on sustainability of envelope and light controls.
(Muller & Caulfield Architects & RossDrulisCusenbery Architects)


    Boalt Hall   Berkeley Law Library Berkeley, CA:
Skylighting, glazing, and shading design for the underground extension of the Law library reading room and work areas was coupled with shading and glass analysis for the new plaza level cafe.  
(Architect: Ratcliff Architecture)



  Golisano Institute for Sustainability Rochester, NY:
Daylighting, shading analysis, and material consulting, with specific regard to glass types.
(Architect: FXCollaborative and SWBR Architects)





SFO Firehouse No. 3, San Francisco, CA
Architect: Yamamar and Shah Kawasaki Architects

Ambulance Deployment Facility, San Francisco, CA
Architect: YamaMar and Mei Architects

Crissy Field Center, San Francisco, CA
Product: Project FROG

CCSF Chinatown/North Beach Campus, San Francisco, CA
Architect: EHDD and Barcelon Jang Architects

UC Davis Student Community Center Davis, CA
Architect: BAR Architects and MFDB Architects



    UC Davis   Chu Hall - Solar Energy Resource Center Berkeley, CA:
Daylighting, shading, and electrical lighting, which include innovative lighting controls for the laboratory spaces and the exterior lighting for the landscaped plaza.
(Architect: SmithGroup)



    Caltech   Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates:
Energy, daylighting, and glazing specifications. Double-skin facade with custom, high performance glazing assembly for 2.7 million square foot hospital and clinic complex.
(Architect: HDR)


    CalTech Linde + Robinson   Energy Biosciences Building Berkeley, CA:
Lighting design, daylighting performance analysis, glazing specification and lighting and shade controls protocols. 
(Architect: SmithGroup)



    CalTech Linde + Robinson   Caltech Linde + Robinson Lab for Global Environmental Science
Pasadena, CA:
Coelostat re-activation design and daylighting consulting.  A historic solar telescope will be re-used to provide daylight to underground laboratories. 
(Architect: Architectural Resources Group, Inc.)



Valley Children's Hospital Bakersfield and Modesto, CA:
L+U assisted in the design of tensile fabric sculptures in the grand entrance lobby, consulted on the design of a frit glass pattern and the shading and visual comfort at the reception desk.   
(Architect: SmithGroup)









FLEXLAB Berkeley, CA:
Architect: Stantec and Anshen & Allen

Arzanah Medical Complex United Arab Emirates:
Architect: HDP-OS Ltd.

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Laboratory Davis, CA:
Architect: HOK

Carnegie Institute Department of Global Ecology Palo Alto, CA
Architect: EHDD




Residential Projects  
    Atherton   Pepperhill Residence Montecito, CA:
Lighting design, daylight simulations, thermal comfort, and energy use, generation, monitoring, and storage modeling
(Architect: Shubin Donaldson)




    Gallery House   Lichen House Glen Ellen, CA:
Passive design consulting, thermal comfort and energy modeling.
(Architect: Schwartz and Architecture)



    Nicasio House   Hupomone Ranch Petaluma, CA:
Passive design consulting, thermal comfort and energy modeling, and PV sizing.
(Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects)
    Porch House   Porch House Pacific Pallisades, CA:
Thermal comfort simulations, energy modeling to optimize envelope performance (insulation, thermal mass, glass specification and natural ventilation), mechanical strategies coupled with shading and solar access analysis for solar thermal and solar electric arrays for the high performance private house.
(Architect: Johnston Marklee)



    Anna Head Student Housing   Shapeshifter Reno, NV:
Consulting on sustainable strategies such as shading, construction assemblies, glazing, daylighting, and lighting.
(Architect: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects)








Hyde San Francisco, CA:
Architect: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

Sonoma Residence Sonoma, CA
Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Crook/Cup/Bow/Twist House Marin County, CA
Architect: Schwartz and Architecture

Kentfield Residence Kentfield, CA
Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

The Gallery House San Francisco, CA
Architect: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects







Stanford Graduate Housing Studios 3 & 4 Palo Alto, CA
Client: Stanford University

ACC Zero-Energy House Livermore, CA
Client: California Energy Commission

ASUL Custom Homes: Residential Energy and Comfort
Client: ASUL Custom Homes

Sarabhai House Ahmedabad, India
Architect: Le Corbusier

Oak Alley: The Heavy Mass Plantation House Vacherie, LA
Article author: Susan Ubbelohde



School Projects  
    Edison Language Academy   Edison Language Academy Santa Monica, CA:
Energy modeling and daylight consulting for public school with active solar chimneys.
(Architect: Kevin Daly Architects) 



    Montclair School   Montclair Elementary School Oakland, CA:
Daylighting for new 29,000 sf classroom building for Montclair Elementary School. The building is designed to be 100% daylight autonomous and is Collaborative for High Performance Schools certified.
(Architect: Gould Evans)


      The Branson School Ross, CA:
Daylighting, energy modeling, sustainability consulting, and LEED certification management for student commons and fine arts buildings. Certified LEED platinum in 2010.
(Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects)


      FROG Zero Classroom:
Modular building that adapts to local climate. Daylighting design, energy and comfort modeling, renewable energy analysis and sizing, glass specification, lighting controls.
(Product: Project FROG)



    Chartwell School   Chartwell School Seaside, CA:
Parametric daylighting design and performance for classrooms in deep green private school campus for students with special needs.
(Architect: EHDD)






College Track Bayview Center Bayview, CA
Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Kenilworth Junior High School Petaluma, CA
Architect: Quattrocchi Kwok Architects with AIM Associates

Amgen Center for Science Learning Los Angeles, CA
Architect: Morphosis Architects