An architect's job is to change the environment; therefore we have a particular responsibility to respect it. At Osborne Architects we focus on site-specific architecture that seeks to minimize environmental impact and bring our clients health, comfort, beauty and harmony. Besides designing spaces, we also design furniture and fixtures. Our goal is to harmonize materials and details, suit the site and satisfy the client. We use environmentally responsible products, locally made materials, renewable resources and solar heating and natural ventilation techniques. We support cradle-to-cradle principles.
Polly Osborne, FAIA
You can use the menus at the top of the page as a useful reference for green building principles as well as an introduction to our work.
2013 Citation Award for Excellence in the Design of Baer Retreat awarded by the Monterey Bay Chapter of The American Institute of Architects
In 2012 The American Institute of Architects accepted Polly into the College of Fellows.
AIA MB gave their highest honor awards in both architectural design and in sustainable performance for 2009 to Osborne Architects' Preston Residence.
2008 Build it Green, South Bay Green Home Tour People's Choice Award for San Mateo County for Taiji Residence in Menlo Park, CA
2008 Green Building Award Single-Family Residence Winner for Sustainable San Mateo County
2007 Citation Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design for the Monterey Bay Chapter of The American Institute of Architects
Polly Osborne has won the 2009 AIACC Foundation Nathaniel A. Owings award for outstanding accomplishments in the preservation of nature in relation to the California built environment
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