“I strive to create original high quality designs that honor their unique setting which represents a sensitivity to environmental sustainability and that reflects the individual character of the Owner’s lifestyle.”
As a child growing up in 1950’s Venice, Florida, most of my free time was spent outdoors – either swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and Donna/Roberts Bay or hiking and canoeing or camping around the Myakka River basin. My avid outdoors appreciation continued after college when I moved to “wild west” Idaho, were weekend mountain hiking, rafting, and climbing furthered my connection to the wondrous environment. My senior thesis at the Univ. of Florida consisted of a sustainable community development, totally solar powered and constructed of rammed earthen walls.
I have tried to incorporate energy saving design features throughout my 35 year Architectural career, whether residential or commercial buildings. For example, I started using radiant barriers in attics as early as 1980. My penchant for generous overhangs and window shading is a hallmark of my “Florida” style. In the mid nineties I ventured to Costa Rica to design and build a tropical hacienda, completely “off the grid.” This truly “green” house used locally harvested timber from fallen trees, pumped water from a spring, without electricity (gravity function), solar panels for domestic hot water heating, and solar photovoltaic system for a 12 volt electric system.
• Florida Home Builders Association 3 AURORA AWARDS 2008
• Custom Home One of a Kind $2 million to $3 million • Green Construction Custom Home
• Landscape/Pool Design Custom Home American Bamboo Society
• Arts and Crafts award for Remodeled Bathroom. SRQ Magazine 2009: Home of the Year: Platinum award for “Outdoor Spaces” and Gold award for Home of the Year under $3 million
Idaho, exp., 1976 Florida, 1979 New Jersey, exp. , 1989 National Council Of Architectural Registration Board, 1978. Florida Green Building Coalition: Member and Certifying agent
Sierra Club, Myakka River Management Coordinating Council, American Bamboo Society – 2007 Design Award Recipient.
Florida Green Building Coalition, FGBC Certifying Agent United States Tennis Association Member Florida Age Ranked Top 20 Player
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