I’ve spent my career making beautiful spaces. “Making good homes better” is how I like to sum it up.
I think that’s still what I do, and want to do, but what makes a good home is taking on new meanings. Sure its still about creating homes that look good, work well, and feel good to be in. But I can’t imagine working on a home any more without thinking about the energy and environmental impacts of what we’re building. After all, the result of those choices last a very long time.
All those big homes that got built over the last twenty years are going to be with us for decades to come, and the burden of heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and maintaining all that space may be a bargain their owners didn’t count on, or may make it increasingly difficult to afford.
Our homes were built to operate on cheap energy.