Arkin Tilt Architects was featured in “Bay Area Bountiful: Sustainable Living,” a video produced by Northern California Public Media that showcases innovative sustainable design. Watch Anni Tilt and the homeowners demonstrate the features of “Project Green Home," a LEED Platinum, zero net-energy, Passive House certified home.

Click Here to View Film "Bay Area Bountiful:Sustainable Living."

 

 

 

 

In the tradition of an Amish Barn Raising, Arkin Tilt led the Jennings family, friends and neighbors in a Straw Bale-Raising at their new home in Martinez, California.

"Ah, it's so cool you fit so much into such a little house!"

 Fir St. Telluride

Visit Telluride News to access the article.

 

We are pleased to announce that after many months of dotting ‘i’s and crossing ’t’s, our Canyon Road Bridge House has been certified by the US Green Building Council as LEED Certified - Platinum Level, their top designation.  We’re grateful to our ATA project manager Devin Kinney, contractor Prull Custom Builders, LEED specialists Steve Onstadt and Dee Bangert, and all the other sub consultants and subcontractors.  And of course the owner, Mark Stibich and the late Julie Stachowiak, who tragically spent only one year living in

Check out the June/July issue of Western Art & Architecture; featuring our Watershed Straw Bale Residence and Canyon Road Bridge House projects.  The article, titled ‘Connectivity and Delight’, begins on page 88.  Writer Laurel Delp did a nice job capturing the priorities that have guided our practice for over 20 years, illustrated with two of our favorite projects.

We are happy to announce that our Fir St. Telluride project won the 2018 Fine Homebuilding Magazine Editor's Choice Award. Kudos to the great team!

To read more about this project, visit: https://www.arkintilt.com/fir-st-telluride

 

Redwood Valley House after fire

On behalf of many of our clients, we are pleased to report that nearly all of our projects located adjacent to or within the recent wildfire zones in Northern California have survived.  Two strawbale projects in particular were directly in the line of fire, and both survived.

Principal Anni Tilt and Project Manager Jeff Day were team leaders for CASBA’s Hybrid Straw Bale Workshop held at the 30,000 sq. ft. mixed-use office and warehouse project we designed for Hummingbird Wholesale and multiple other tenants.  David Arkin was an instructor, along with CASBA veteran Jim Reiland of Many Hands Builders, and Erica Ann Bush of Day One Design.

This month we had photographer Ed Caldwell capture our remodel at Esalen Institute. For more information on the project, visit http://www.arkintilt.com/esalen-institute-lodge-renovation-addition-staff-housing.

Learn more about the amazing programs offered at the Esalen Institute, an inspiring place to visit, located on the California coast.

 

Oregon’s first full scale straw bale commercial building, the Mahonia, is a mixed-use new building that will feature a unique hybrid system of wood framing and straw bale.

Come be a part of history by helping us with the straw bale building process! The workshop will be a hands on experience that will allow you to participate in all aspects of straw bale construction from bale raising to the earth plaster finish. This will be a three day event and will feature additional education on practical applications of salvage materials and solar use in commercial construction. Details

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