104: Architecture in Harmony with the Earth #HeliumRadio
Net zero homes, tiny Houses, ‘Cargotecture’, pocket neighbourhoods and straw bale homes. Matthew Swett likes to experiment with design. He’s also an incredibly thoughtful and award winning architect.
Matthew Swett co-founded Taproot Architects, LLC in 2001 with his wife and business partner Sarah Birger. Together they operate an integrated architecture and landscape design firm on Whidbey Island.
Prior to starting his own practice, Matthew researched and developed sustainable design guidelines for Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum; pioneered cluster development and pocket neighbourhoods with Ross Chapin Architects; and served as a founding member and co-director for the Solar Information Center at the University of Oregon.