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People often ask me “What kind of architect are you?” I’ve had the pleasure of designing community centers, libraries, recreation facilities, theaters, restaurants, live-work lofts, and single family homes. But the type of projects I’ve designed and built is not what defines me. It is the way I think about the environment and my clients […]

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As our lives have become more demanding and faster paced in recent history, more and more people are feeling isolated and disconnected from their neighbors and communities. By reviving the Front Porch of your home and using it more regularly you can create opportunities to meet your neighbors, rebuild a sense of community, and reduce […]

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What does it mean to have an integrated east-west approach to architectural design? For me, it means having a foundational understanding of both eastern and western design philosophies and responding to design challenges in a way that is true to both perspectives. Finding this balance isn’t always easy, but it is possible. It took me […]

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Architecture for the Human Spirit

I’ve always wanted to be an architect for the people, to focus on human needs and desires rather than the politics of building, so in 2012 I decided to expand the services of Harmonious Home to incorporate custom residential design in addition to feng shui. Over the last few of months I have been providing […]

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Wabi-sabi is not only an aesthetic, it is also a philosophy born out of a Japanese world-view based on Taoism and Zen Buddhism. In Taoist cosmology, it is believed that all things that are manifest in the world come from the great void know as the Tao, and eventually everything shall return to the Tao. […]

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Wabi-sabi

I recently learned about the Japanese aesthetic referred to as “wabi-sabi.” For many years I’ve been trying to describe this very thing with my somewhat limited English vocabulary.  When I stumbled upon the term wabi-sabi in Mother Earth News, it was as if my personal view of the world had finally found a place to […]

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Art : Architecture : Feng Shui

My thesis project launched me into a career in architecture where I focused on combining beauty with form, function, and sustainability to enhance the human experience. My passion for sustainable living, led me to seek out sustainable alternatives to traditional building materials for my projects.

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While sustainability is the capacity to endure, remain healthy, well balanced, and productive over time; feng shui – as I practice it – is the art of creating a harmonious environment to support a sustainable livelihood. By weaving these two concepts together in an intelligent and artful way, I help people design and create environments that support their long term health, life work balance, happiness, and productivity.

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Ready to build your dream home?

Are you ready to build your dream home? Are you interested in alternative building technologies, saving money, and incorporating sustainable materials into your dream home? Do you want your home to support your relationships, reflect your values, and enhance your prosperity? Now more than ever, people around the world are weighing the pros and cons […]

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