Sandpoint Architect

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Our Vision
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Living in Nature
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Urban Garden Refuge
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Rammed Earth Passivhaus
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Residence for Two Architects
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Net Positive Energy
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Flathead Lake Passivhaus
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Gandalf's Grayling Lake Lair
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Residence for Two Gourmets
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Quietly Tucked into the Forest
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Caribbean Retreat
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Utah Passivehaus Ski Retreat
Sandpoint Architect's Vision - Rustic Modern Lake Pend Orielle Cabin
Sandpoint Architect We aspire to research, envision, and create holistically regenerative environments for health, balance, beauty, and abundance.
The Journal
Sandpoint Architect's Journal - 400 Mile Per Gallon Architecture
400 Mile Per Gallon Architecture

Imagine you are considering the purchase of a new car that gets 40 miles to the gallon... when you learn about a similarly priced high performance alternative that is far better built, looks great, and runs 200 to 400 miles to the gallon, depending on your driving habits. It uses some German parts...

Sandpoint Architect's Journal - Passive House at a Glance
Passive House at a Glance

The term 'passive' in the context of passive house refers to the reduction or elimination of 'active' mechanical systems. There are many compelling reasons why this is a more intelligent and responsible way to build. Here is a quick list of benefits - in no particular order:- Increased comfort.- I...

Sandpoint Architect's Journal - What Breed of Architect is for You?
What Breed of Architect is for You?

Pretty much by definition, embarking on a search for any professional to place your trust in is likely to be a little worrisome. The prospect of selecting and hiring an architect can be something of a challenge, for any number of reasons. On the chance you may be in this situation, or know someone w...

Sandpoint Architect's Journal - Rammed Earth Architecture
Rammed Earth Architecture

It comes as a surprise to many people to see an architect working in the Pacific Northwest designing and building with rammed earth, which is generally associated with very arid, hot climates and low tech, indigenous building traditions. I became interested in working with rammed earth as an unexpe...

Sandpoint Architect's Journal - Breathing Clean Indoor Air
Breathing Clean Indoor Air

Optimum interior air quality has become an increasingly prominent concern in our work. Passive house interior air quality is pristine because highly filtered fresh air is constantly being exchanged with the interior air. The passive house standard requires filtration systems that achieve a MERV (Min...

Sandpoint Architect's Journal - Perspectives: Knowledge vs. Wisdom
Perspectives: Knowledge vs. Wisdom

Architecture has the potential to be greatly enriched with an inclusive appreciation of both 'Western' ('European') and 'Eastern' ('Asian') perspectives. This is not to say that we favor Asian style, but rather, that we appreciate the contrasting character of Asian thought systems and what thos...

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