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Tag: built green

Material Sensibility: Jewel Box Villa

The architects maximized the use of the long and narrow lot by splitting the building’s main volume into different levels with an outer shell structure topped with a hipped roof. Its shell takes up most of the heat-gain during the hottest hours of the day, while the transparent western facade […]

Long Residence – Dewey, Arizona

This small retirement home was designed with systems, materials and processes to allow the owners to self-perform almost all of the work. Perhaps the most environmentally sensitive project RESET has completed to date, the project exceeds the current federal energy mandates by 212%.  It achieves this the by the use […]

RESET remembers

We are honored to be helping with the design of the Goodyear’s Veteran’s Memorial Building and Park in Goodyear, Arizona. The 15,000 SF facility will house a large internal gathering space, a supporting kitchen and bar, and support spaces administration functions, all centered around providing central services for Veterans. The […]

Reset Teaser: Coming soon

Exciting new offering coming to Downtown Chandler. More on this  soon.

Progress Photos: Tseffos Residence

Love how this remodel in Arcadia for some of my favorite clients is coming along! The view from the kitchen and dining area is perfectly aligned with Camelback Mountain.  

Backyard Shipping Container Workspace

This looks great, and mimics what a lot of people are looking at doing in their back yards. You can see the full link here – http://inhabitat.com/california-builder-transforms-backyard-into-shipping-container-work-space/schoup-live-work-container-conversion-7/?extend=1 When Oakland designer and builder Stephen Schoup’s firm, building Lab inc, grew too big for his old backyard workshop, he thought long and hard […]

Recycled Cork Flooring

I love this product. Cork flooring has always been a favorite of mine, but this reuse of wine bottle corks is particularly beautiful. Here is the link to the full story from Inhabitat – http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/13/recycled-wine-corks-make-stylish-penny-tile-flooring/ Penny tiles are a popular look for interior flooring. While ceramic and glass are often used […]

Green Building – Coolidge, AZ

Here is an update on an exciting project in Coolidge, Arizona. Coolidge is a town of about 12,000 people 50 miles south of Phoenix. I’m working with a landowner there to develop about 60 acres into about 48 new 1 AC home sites. The houses will take on the rural […]


Alternative Energy Center – San Jose, CA

RESET, through the 1% program at Public Architecture in San Francisco, has started design on a new 50,000 sf facility for Going EverGreen. The building program contains many classrooms and offices, large labs on the second floor (each devoted to a specific area of study), and a small general administration area. […]


Seattle Eco Townhomes Post Gains

Rising house prices? Really? Even though this is about a different locale than Phoenix – good news is good news.  This is an excerpt from the Seattle Times that explains how a local green certification program is helping to support effective development. http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/green-building/seattle-built-green-homes-grew-in-value-in-the-last-two-years.aspx