Joseph is a California Licensed Architect whose innovative and sustainable designs have successfully bridged the gap between significant architecture and natural resource preservation for over 25 years. He is a local who grew up in Santa Clara County and maintains a close relationship with the local environment, people, and place. His background in construction methodology provides the firm with a complete understanding to source local building materials with economic value. Joseph’s design philosophy begins with a collaborative effort to design for the present context and ends with the architecture directly benefitting the users. He has consistently designed sustainable architecture that heats itself, cools itself, powers itself, expresses itself, and protects itself. Joseph is involved in community outreach to encourage holistic designs that address both private and public needs. He understands the significance of public discussions and educating the community within the development of the built environment. Joseph has worked on numerous city commissions including Palo Alto and Mountain View.