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not as essence but as presence, that is, as material and color, topography and vegetation, seasons, weather and light ... this is the task.
- Christian Norberg Schultz


    Ningma Senior Retreat Center   Sunset View Residence West Hollywood, CA
Private residence on a tight Hollywood panhandle site featuring PV panels, green roof, natural ventilation, and operable shades in an effort to reach the client's sustainabilty goals.




    Ningma Senior Retreat Center   Jin Hai Lake Villa near Beijing, China
The Terrace Villa outside Beijing, China aims to connect its occupants to the natural landscape through integration of site and form. It is intended to enhance the surrounding environment through careful balance of exisitng ecological systems.




    Ningma Senior Retreat Center   Nyingma Senior Retreat Center Cazadero, CA
A 4500 sf zero-energy, carbon-neutral hospice in the hills of Northern California. A canopy of PVs shelter five residential rooms, a kitchen, two medical rooms and a reception area. Currently under construction.




    Ratna Ling Wellness Center   Ratna Ling Wellness Center Cazadero, CA
A 10,000 sf teaching spa at the heart of a Buddhist retreat center, the building opens to, and restores, the environment around it with 100% daylighting, a green roof, solar hot water, and zero net energy use.



    Ratna Ling Wellness Center   Vineyard Residence Napa, CA
A series of feasibility studies for a modest house in the hills above Napa Valley. The project investigates notions of site specificity with basic spatial and tectonic paradigms.




Pedrik Residence, Sausalito, CA
Hollywood Hills Residence, Los Angeles, CA
Book Storage Facility, Cazadero, CA

Sacred Text Treasury, Cazadero, CA
Ridder Park Office Building, San Jose, CA
Green Preschool, Central Valley, CA
Mykonos in 200 Years, Mykonos, Greece
Tamil Cultural Center, Chennai, India
Athens Parking Structure, Athens, Greece
Nike Shading Bracket, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Artificial Sky, Berkeley, CA