My goal in every design is to provide thoughtful, informed solutions with an ethic of elegance. In my own terms, elegance is a precise response, honest in design nature, utilizing subtle means to produce a result that has finesse.
Sustainable design is, by no means, exempt from my designs. As designers, it is our responsibility to do what is best for 3 entities: the client, the world, and our profession. By designing with sustainable solutions, we successfully fulfill our responsibilities to all three of these entities.
Life in the southwest has provided me unique opportunities to learn about sustainable practices. Concepts such as thermal mass, passive cooling, shading and water collection are evident in all of my projects. These concepts are not viable in all parts of the world; however, they give me sufficient background in sustainable design to look for solutions unique to alternative climates.