Our projects have also appeared in a broad range of design publications, including Dwell, Architectural Record, Architect, ArcCA, Contractand GreenSourcemagazines. Books that have featured our designs include The Simple House, Materials for Sustainable Sites,and Redux: Designs That Reuse, Recycle, and Reveal.
- NatureBridge's National Environmental Science Center in Yosemite: An article in Outside magazine, "Building bridges between nature and kids" by Reed Schneider describes the unprecedented project. Annie Schuler writes in her NatureBridge blog: "It heralds a new era for science-based environmental education on a national scale by serving as a residential laboratory for modeling best practices and promoting innovation within the broader field of environmental education." Here's more about the project...
- Top ranked green firms: An article in Architect magazine, "Who Are the 'Greenest' Architects in America?," by LEED Fellow Lance Hosey, principal and chief sustainability officer at Perkins Eastman, a comprehensive study by the COTE Advisory Group ranks the architectural firms responsible for designing the greenest buildings. Siegel & Strain ranked fifth in the US along with KieranTimberlake, Perkins+Will and Croxton Collaborative. Read the article...
- Building Materials and the Time Value of Carbon: When you save matters. What you build matters. Here’s why we need to build well and rebuild better. Larry Strain's article discusses these topics on Building Green's website. Read it here...
- "Portola Valley Town Hall reduces energy use by 43 percent" between 2008-2015 and is awarded three platinum Beacon Spotlight awards by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative. Read more...
The Total Carbon Study, in collaboration with Integral Group, DPR, Ecological Building Network, StopWaste.org and Siegel & Strain, is now available:
We are pleased to announce the publication of “The Total Carbon Study” with partners StopWaste.org, Ecological Building Network, Integral Group, DPR Construction and Siegel & Strain. The white paper can now be downloaded on the Ecological Building Network project page: http://www.ecobuildnetwork.org/projects/total-carbon-study.
- A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home by sustainability advocate, Stephen Snyder. The beautifully designed book features "twenty-eight houses and apartment buildings that integrate solar electricity, heat and hot water, along with time-tested passive solar strategies, in superbly designed and environmentally responsible contemporary homes." Two Siegel & Strain residential projects, Wine Creek Road Residence and Ocean Avenue Homes are included in the book published by Rizzoli, New York, 2014.
- "Solar-Powered Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Helps UC Davis Achieve Net Zero Goals" by Bridgette Meinhold, Architecture Editor for the weblog of Inhabitat. Featuring UC Davis' newest addition to the Winery, Brewery and Food Science Facilities, the net-zero passively-designed building provides more than enough energy for its own needs.
- "The Inimitable Nancy Malone" by Russ Klettke, in the July/August 2013 issue of Green Building & Design (gb&d): Inspired by a series of fortunate events, LEED Fellow Nancy Malone's innate sensibilities pulled her toward sustainable practices, a decade before green became truly popular.
- A featured gallery on StrawBale.com, Wine Creek Road Residence, is a beautiful straw bale home designed by Siegel & Strain Architects.
- USA Rowing relocated its East Coast-based rowers to the Tidewater Boating Center in Oakland to allow Cal rowing coach Mike Teti to work with the US eight-boat team. Coach Teti will select the team the US hopes will qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.
- "The Great Outdoors," an article written by Siegel & Strain principal Nancy Malone for Eco-Structure,explores camp settings where nature is an integral part of the experience. Featured projects that encourage stewardship, education and conservation include Yosemite Environmental Education Center, Camp Arroyo in Livermore, URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, and an outdoor education center at Mono Lake near Yosemite National Park.
- Rebecca Pinkus reviewed one of the breakout sessions at the 2011 Greenbuild Conference & Expo in Toronto in an article for Durability and Design,"Measuring Up to Zero: Maximizing the Return on 'Re-Skinning' Projects."
- Online magazine, dezeen, features "Yountville Community Centre by Siegel & Strain Architects." The beautifully designed community hall truss system is illustrated here in photos by David Wakely.
- Design blog, +Mood, highlights "Yountville Town Center/Siegel & Strain Architects" by David K. For decades, the residents of Yountville, California, a rural town in Napa County, relied on a small 1920s-era community hall and a hodgepodge of rented spaces to host community events.
- View LEED Platinum Portola Valley Town Center's online building dashboard which graphically shows current energy consumption and production.
- "How Green Was My (Napa) Valley?", an exclusive featured article of web-based ED+C. The Yountville Town Center opened in November 2009... the town's new "front porch" brings together residents of all ages while blending an agrarian vernacular with time-honored sustainable practices.
- Yountville Town Center & Library was featured in Wood Design & Building Spring 2011 issue no. 54, p30. "Wood weaves together new buildings with existing buildings to create a place that enriches communty life, combining sustainability with cultural and vernacular aesthetics."
- "The Clock is Ticking, the case for reducing embodied greenhouse gas emissions," by Larry Strain, an article examining the impact of embodied energy appeared in the May-June issue of Green Source magazine.
- The Design for Reuse Primer is a free electronic publication developed by Public Architecture that showcases how material reuse can be integral to a sustainable vision of how to tread lightly on the earth, be economically pragmatic, and nurture a community. Incorporating the perspectives of the architects, contractors, and clients, the publication features process-based case studies of 15 projects from across the United States and Canada.
- Green Business Quarterly, November-December 2009. Siegel & Strain Architects' Portola Valley Town Center is featured in this issue's cover story: "Award-winning firm champions sustainability with unique ecologically based techniques." The article by Zipporah Porton appears on p32. Photos by César Rubio.
- Urban Land, September 2009. "ULX: Bay Area Green" by Ron Nyren, p. 84. Ten San Francisco's Bay Area projects by local architecture firms exemplify sustainable design strategies tuned to the region's climate. Award-winning Portola Valley Town Center by Siegel & Strain Architects and Goring & Straja Architects appears on p86 (p3 of the pdf).
- ED+C, November 2009. The 2009 Excellence in Design Award-Government Category is featured in this issue including finalist Portola Valley Town Center by Siegel & Strain Architects and Goring & Straja Architects (p30).
- USGBC honors the collaborative project team for the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA, at a gala held at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. A Green Team Award was given for visionary guidance and undaunting leadership in the Green Building Movement. "The team’s work reflects the creativity, collaboration, and integrated processes that embody the essence of going 'beyond LEED'." Siegel & Strain Architects served as LEED Consultant.
- In "Casas Ecologicas," Wine Creek Road Residence was featured in the Mexican publication, Arquitectura Sustentable, July-September 2009 issue.
- "How Green is My Valley: When a community founded on environmental principles had to move its civic center from an unsafe site, a highly sustainable replacement evolved," a case study by Sarah Amelar, GreenSource, July 2009 issue.
- Environmental Design + Construction, Excellence in Design Awards, Government Category, Finalist: Portola Valley Town Center
- "'Green Living in Wine Country: An architect's Sonoma home features walls made of straw," In Wine Country,– an interview with Henry Siegel on the grounds of the residence aired online during the week of May 11, 2009. (This link is not available at this time but may become available in the near future.)
- Portola Valley Town Center receives Structural Engineers Association of Northern Californa (SEAONC) Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, Sustainable Design.
- Henry Siegel & David Miller presented the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Projects Awards at the AIA Convention in San Francisco.
- "Town Center Gets Top Ten Treatment: AIA/COTE Awards Portola Valley Project for Green Credentials," World Architecture News, Portola Valley Town Center, Portola Valley, CA.
- Siegel & Strain receives National AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects Award for Portola Valley Town Center.
- AIA Selects 2009 Top Ten Green Projects, Environmental Design + Construction, Portola Valley Town Center, Portola Valley, CA.
- "Lead by Design," Contractmagazine article by Amy Milshtein, photography by César Rubio, March 2009 issue, p52.
- Siegel & Strain receives AIA San Francisco Merit Award for Energy & Sustainability for Portola Valley Town Center.
- "Portola Valley Town Center," Architect magazine, Building Section article by Vernon Mays, photography by César Rubio, April 2009 issue, p57.
- The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) announces 2008 Best in Basin Award for Best Restoration of a Historic Structure: Tahoe Fish Hatchery, Tahoe City, UC Davis (Siegel & Strain, historic architect).
- Siegel & Strain receives WoodWorks’ Green Building Wood Design Award for Portola Valley Town Center, Portola Valley, CA.
- Siegel & Strain receives Sustainable San Mateo County Green Building Award, Commercial Category, for Portola Valley Town Center.
- "Small Town Public Buildings: They aren’t ho-hum anymore," by George Calys, photography by César Rubio, SF Examiner.
- "Emerald City Hall: Orinda takes cues from mother nature to lessen its footprint," by Jessica Boehland, photography by David Wakely, GreenSource, November 2008 issue, p136.