A design build consultancy on the cutting edge of a 10,000-year tradition

WHY? TO RECONNECT HUMANITY AND THE BIOSPHERE THROUGH THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. NATURAL MATERIALS ARE BEAUTIFUL, CLIMATE POSITIVE, RESILIENT, SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE, HEALTHY, AND SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BIOREGIONAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY. READ MORE HERE

Materials assessment, mix design development, and technical support for using natural materials and methods in building projects and products. Read more here

Design support for architectural details and specifications utilizing natural materials. Read more here

Install and sourcing support for architects, contractors, and owner-builders before and during the construction process. Read more here

Modern building practices and products that use natural materials were (and continue to be) developed as a part of the natural building movement: an international effort to preserve, re-learn, and innovate with traditional ecological building materials and methods from around the world. Read more here

The natural materials community consists of builders, engineers, architects, nonprofits, and product manufacturers who are dedicated to developing and scaling the use of natural materials in buildings. Read more here

I joined the natural building movement twenty years ago through a hands-on apprenticeship, and have been working ever since to help develop and scale the use of natural materials in building. I am currently the director of the California Straw Building Association, the natural materials specialist for Verdant Structural Engineers, and a private consultant. Read more here