As a California architect, I have a deeply embedded connection to the geometries of landscape and to the abstract and variable qualities of natural light. The forms of my buildings respond to both: designed in harmony with the environment, they are supremely habitable spaces marked by a refinement of detail. Design emanates from the site, from the clues and conditions found there. Each physical circumstance suggests a particular expression of scale, space and material. I believe a great building is one that is rational, poetic and sustainable – and projects a quiet strength. Founded in 1975, my practice is run as a studio in which I am intimately involved with each project through design and construction – and where the sole purpose is making timeless architecture that optimally serves its function.