Based in Richmond, Virginia, my practice was founded in pursuit of authentic, meaningful design that has a positive effect on people’s lives. At its most inspiring, I believe that good architecture must elevate human culture while fostering and sustaining a kinship with the natural world.
Thoughtful modern design, therefore, entails a generalist’s touch guided by an abiding sense that deep affiliations with Nature are essential to human health and emotional well-being and that stewardship is a given. My process seeks this balance in the design of buildings, spaces and places that are careful extensions of the native landscape, client-and-site responsive and well-crafted with high quality, sustainable methods and materials.
The following portfolio comprises a small sampling of work illuminating a diversity of work. Information on the gamut of projects not represented here can be provided upon request.
My practice was founded in pursuit of authentic, meaningful design that has a positive effect on people’s lives. At its most inspiring, I believe that good architecture must elevate human culture and its relationship with the natural world.
Thoughtful modern design, therefore, entails a generalist’s touch guided by an abiding sense that deep affiliations with Nature are essential to human health and emotional wellbeing. My process seeks this balance in the design of buildings, spaces and places that are careful extensions of the native landscape, client-and-site responsive and well-crafted with quality, sustainable methods and materials.
Most recently under the banner of Sunflower Studio, my experience covers a broad range of project types, including single family & multifamily residential, mixed-use, cultural, retail, corporate, commercial and environmental education facilities. I have served private clients, non-profit organizations, municipalities, the federal government, as well as international interests in Haiti, West Africa and Central America.
My background includes sustainable development, affordable housing, master planning, landscape design, permaculture, solar energy systems design and alternative/natural building methods. I am also currently in training as a Virginia Master Naturalist volunteer. From 2010 to 2018, I lead a design-build team in delivering over $10 million in construction services, thus I also bring a wealth of builder/contractor experience into my process as an architect. My 30+ years of practice was preceded by studies at the University of Virginia, where I earned my B.S. in Architecture (1988) and my Master of Architecture (1993).
Dominion Virginia Power Energy Efficiency University
LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional (1st in central virginia)
Bau-Biologist Training – International Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology
Health House certified, American Lung Association
Co-founder & past Vice Chairman, Greater Virginia Green Building Council
Certified Photovoltaic System Designer, Solar Energy International
Class A contractor
Richmond Green City Commission (chair, Energy Committee)
Best of houzz (design)
Best of houzz (service), 10K+ saves
Henry David Thoreau Environmental Conservator Award (Better Housing Coalition)
Green Hammer Award, Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods (ACORN), Grove Avenue House
Honor Award for Design Excellence, AIA, Richmond Chapter, Rappahannock House, Deltaville, VA
Muse Awards Finalist, VMFA
Greater Virginia Green Building Council Go Green Merit Award, James River Green Building Council, Littlemore (residence)
Top Green Designer, Virginia Green Innovation Award, Virginia Sustainable Building Network