The purpose of Architecture is to protect, empower and enrich the lives of individuals. In creating Architecture we strive 1) to aide our clients in achieving all their goals, 2) to innovate responsibly, 3) to strive for environmental balance, 4) to create buildings that will stand the tests of time and 5) to increase beauty and grace in the world.
Comfort, Utility, Sunnambient Structures, Resource Efficiency, Clean Energy, To Do Good - Not Less Bad, Balance, Adaptability, Aesthetics,
A Work in Progress, Proven Materials, Methods & Technologies, Lifestyle, Comfort, Utility
involving non-design services of limited scope for clients in areas such as problem identification, project planning, site analysis, special research, graphics....
Hello - I'm David Smith. I accept the science of climate change. When faced with this real risk of present & future catastrophic impacts on the world at a scale that could well threaten the future of human endeavor, I decided to change my life and alter my professional dealings. This, in an attempt to first "do no harm" and then possibly to actually do some good in the effort to stabilize the climate near the conditions that have existed for tens of thousands of years and thus protect progressive human civilization.
Anthropogenic Global Warming is real, my friend.
Introducing a one-bedroom home that is 815 square feet and designed using the approach of the special project, "Magic Boxes". It is available in 3 versions from Basic to deluxe. Pricing is not yet available and as always the design can be modified to meet your needs.
Ongoing efforts in support of the practice w/innovations in design & construction.
These are non-client specific projects, originating in R&D that result in tangibles that can lead to purchasable work or be introduced into the marketplace in other ways. These are inventions of SGA. Our work is not limited to the requests of our clients.
The Planet Under Pressure conference began with an urgent warning of fast-approaching tipping points like the “compost bomb.” It ended with a plea by the conference leaders for urgent and large-scale action.
The conference website reports, “Scientists issue first ‘State of the Planet’ declaration at the world’s largest gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of the major UN Summit Rio+20 in June.”
The language is unusually blunt for scientists — or it would have been considered unusually blunt before humanity chose to ignore decades of warning by scientists.
Research now demonstrates that the continued functioning of the Earth system as it has supported the well-being of human civilization in recent centuries is at risk. Without urgent action, we could face threats to water, food, biodiversity and other critical resources: these threats risk intensifying economic, ecological and social crises, creating the potential for a humanitarian emergency on a global scale….
The defining challenge of our age is to safeguard Earth’s natural processes to ensure the well-being of civilization while eradicating poverty, reducing conflict over resources, and supporting human and ecosystem health….
As consumption accelerates everywhere and world population rises, it is no longer sufficient to work towards a distant ideal of sustainable development. Global sustainability must become a foundation of society. It can and must be part of the bedrock of nation states and the fabric of societies.