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Small Integrated Practice?

magentasky

Wondering if you guys know of any California-based firms that are fairly small and young, and are an 'integrated' A/E practice focusing on sustainability?  

I realize I'm looking for a needle in a haystack - but I'm on the verge of getting my license (finally!) and this is ideally the type of practice I'd want to have.  Whether it's feasible to have a small scale integrated practice, I'm not sure; however I think there is huge opportunity to have a truly collaborative practice focusing on designing beautiful and functional net zero energy/water/waste buildings.  I know of a lot of sustainability consulting groups, but often times they are working *for* architects.  

 
Mar 17, 17 3:56 am

Take a look at Marmol Radziner they are an integrated practice. Integrated in some sense also means "not-small". Not sure if they focus on sustainability but they are definitely open to it, well according to their book (accidentally encountered their book at the library)

http://www.marmol-radziner.com/about_landing/

more about their work in this publication - http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/939934887

Mar 17, 17 12:21 pm
magentasky

Thanks for the suggestion, Jose.  I have heard a lot of good things about Marmol Radziner and they certainly have a high quality of residential work.  I don't see much in the way of sustainability, but considering CA is targeting net zero energy for all new residential by 2020, I imagine it must be on their radar.  

Mar 19, 17 2:48 am

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