The Blue and Green Architect synthesizes integrated water resource management and green building practices into thoughtfully designed development, grid-optional infrastructure, buildings for commercial, industrial, agriculture, and residential use. Experienced since 1977, licensed in California, Colorado, Washington, and Arizona, LEED and ARCSA Accredited Professional, Marilyn specializes in blue and green project management and building applications that optimize water use and conserve financial and environmental resources. She is fluent in all green building certifications, is experienced in green building techniques and technologies, as well as blue and green consulting to other architects and design professionals. She is proficient at assembling and managing collaborative design teams of blue and green specialists or empowering people to be their own project managers.
Marilyn specializes in:
- Design and entitlement permits
- Rainwater harvesting
- Reclamation of black/grey/storm water
- Irrigation for edible landscapes using reclaimed water
- Site built as well as prefab structural systems
- Passive heating/cooling/ventilation/lighting
- Solar/ wind/grid optional/vehicle charging, smart automation systems
- Nontoxic/local/rapidly-renewable/salvaged/low-embodied energy materials
- Carbon neutral buildings
- Habitat restoration
- Living roofs/walls
- Renewable energy storage
Past projects include corporate administration offices, food and beverage service, industrial warehouses, tenant improvements, Venture Capitalist retreat center, custom barns, medical, optical, and soil labs, retail, mixed use, wineries, community center, artist work spaces, manufacturing facilities, temples, pyramids, funeral home, gallery, resort area custom executive homes, Earthships, nature walks, Sacred Spaces Village theme camp for Burning Man Festival, public mural eco-art installation.