ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Living in ECOlibrium


"Nature is not a place to visit,
   it is home." 
                  ~  Gary Snyder


"ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
  starts with the land and
embraces the local community." 
                       ~  Rob Sieniuc

ECOlibrium
"
Living with the natural world
 within its limits."
  ~  R Sieniuc

"Sustainability puts the health of
nature's ecosystems before all else."
                        
  ~  R Sieniuc

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home."                                                    ~  Gary Snyder

Environmental Design starts with the land and embraces the local community to sensitively accommodate our built environments. Land, people, buildings—that is the order.  Its primary pursuit is to attain the sacred balance (ECOlibrium) between the earth, its natural systems and people—to support, regenerate and heal our planet and therein ourselves.

Successful environmental design is achieved when communities are actively involved in their own planning, design and construction processes. This includes self-building to maximize local resources, materials and  labour and minimize waste.To preserve the delicate environmental carrying capacity of a particular place, sustainability means sometimes saying no to development.

Sustainable environmental design acknowledges our temporary stewardship of the planet,  "Living in ECOilibrium" with the natural world within its limits. It denotes healthy habitats and vibrant communities, while recognizing the important inter-relationships that are essential to maintaining clean air, soil, water, and the environments that sustain all life.

Sustainability puts the health of nature’s ecosystems before all else.

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Rob Sieniuc, M.E. Des. (Architecture), BA, AIBC
Principal, Broadway Architects (Rob Sieniuc + Associates)
Green Architects | Environmental Designers
Eco Community Planners | Vancouver, BC, Canada