Robin Rogers designed this small community of near-zero energy, passive solar homes near Yakima, Washington, with architect Mark Millett. Robin was a member of the North American committees that developed national model green home building guidelines and a national standard for commercial green buildings. She was the first director of Seattle’s residential Built Green environmental building program, and launched and coordinated the Built Green Washington consortium. She has been a consultant and LEED technical reviewer on many commercial projects, too. Robin is the founder of Solaripedia.com, an online resource for using solar energy in the built environment (created with WebKeyLive). She became a LEED AP in May 2002 and a certified Green Advantage Residential professional in 2008. Her thesis leading to a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech was also focused on passive, sustainable design: An Appalachian House: The Design and Analysis of a Passive Solar House .
Mark Millett is a Seattle-based architect whose first passive solar house was completed in 1979. Since then his 100+ residential projects have been noted for their design invention, use of alternate materials, cost efficiency, sustainability and beauty. Passive ventilation, day-lighting, wind/sun/view orientation and energy efficiency are key to Millett’s designs. While residential work has been his prime career focus, his project list includes shops, restaurants, clubs, cafes and showrooms, as well as larger commercial and public projects.
His works have been published nationally and internationally, including: Architectural Record, GA Houses, Sunset, Metropolitan Home, Ottagano, New York Times Magazine and Interni.
Mark has had a long association with the University of Washington Architecture Department teaching many graduate and undergraduate design studios. Visit Millett’s website: http://www.markmillett.com