California Architects

  • natural habitat

    David Arkin and Anni Tilt, husband-and-wife architects in Berkeley, Calif., live with their two children in a refurbished 1910 farmhouse outfitted with solar panels and a wind turbine. They walk or bike the five blocks to their solar-powered office, a new building beside a creek.

     
  • top firm: koning eizenberg architecture

    Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg emphasize affordability and livability in every project they design.

     
  • rising star: jonathan segal, faia

    An enterprising San Diegan wants urban housing done right -- so he does it himself.

     
  • hall of fame: ray kappe, faia

    Ray Kappe reinvented the house on the hill and architecture education as we know it.

     
  • back to school

    At the 2002 Pacific Coast Builders' Conference (PCBC) Gold Nugget awards, a very happy 69-year-old architect kept trotting up to the stage to pick up one Lucite-encased hunk of "gold" after another.

     
  • round-trip ticket

    Leaving the profession isn't that unusual, but what makes my case different is the fact that I returned.

     
  • masters of the suburbs

    This group of pioneering architects (and more you'll meet soon) transformed Orange, County, Calif., into a laboratory for the American house.

     
  • Full Circle

    Architect Barry Berkus once helmed the largest production housing firm in the country, but now he's turing back to his first love: design.

     
  • walking the walk

    David Baker, FAIA, doesn't own a car. It's not because he doesn't know how to drive one, and, as the head of an in-demand San Francisco firm, it's not because he can't afford to buy one. No, Baker got rid of all three of his cars a few years ago to make a point.

     
  • Light on the Land

    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop’s site-sensitive houses build on a virtuoso’s foundation.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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