All too often, what we build does not reflect the big picture or the long-term view. As a result, we have created a world and a lifestyle that is unsustainable, inefficient and unhealthy.
Current sustainable design standards like LEED and EnergyStar are a good start, and have raised ecological consciousness among designers, but these rating systems often miss the forest for the trees. Focus on maximizing points often distorts our perspective, hiding the most elegant and efficient solutions from our view.
The best designs reflect a systems perspective, balancing aesthetic quality with energy and water efficiency, waste management and social equity. Our environment should be designed to educate us, guide us and inspire us to follow our best instincts.
I can help bring that big picture into focus for your projects and your organization. I have the skills to translate that vision into reality, and to communicate this holistic view to your clients, to other design professionals and to the public.