Larry Strain

Larry Strain

Larry Strain

Larry Strain, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal

SELECT PROJECTS

  • Portola Valley Town Center
    Portola Valley, California
  • Cloud Hall & Stillwater Hall
    Green Gulch Farm, Muir Beach
  • Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building, University of California, Davis
  • Center for Environmental Studies
    Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland
  • Camp Arroyo Environmental Education Camp, Livermore, California
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Larry Strain has been practicing sustainable design since the 1980s and believes in an architecture that serves the environment, is rooted in community and supports equity and justice. His practical experience as a builder prior to becoming an architect and his problem-solving skills are great assets. He has led many of Siegel & Strain Architect’s greenest projects, including projects on environmentally-sensitive sites and with active community involvement. His industry-leading research on embodied carbon has helped to establish methods and benchmarks for designing lower impact buildings, and has led him to advocate for reusing and retrofitting existing buildings. He shares his expertise, speaking frequently at conferences throughout the country. Larry has served on the boards of the Carbon Leadership Forum, USGBC–Northern California Chapter, and the Ecological Building Network.