About David Wright
David has been involved in alternative architectural design since the 1960’s. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, He has also taken advanced study at The University of Utah, University of Wisconsin and Harvard University.
As a Peace Corps Architect volunteer in Tunisia and Guinea, Africa, he became involved in traditional and alternative methods of environmental design. He has lived and practiced architecture in Santa Fe, NM, The Sea Ranch, CA and Nevada City, CA designing over 500 passive solar and alternative construction buildings, both residential and commercial/institutional. Nationally certified as an Architect (N.C.A.R.B.), he has been licensed to practice in several states and can work throughout the United States, as well as overseas.
He has written several books on passive solar architecture and has been published in many periodicals and books including: Sunset Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Architecture Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic. His most recent book is The Passive Solar Primer: Sustainable Architecture.
Recently, he was awarded the 2007 Passive Solar Pioneer Award for early significant and a lifetime achievement at the 11th annual American Solar Energy Society conference. He has also received design awards and recognition by many organizations, and has lectured throughout the United States and Europe. His work has been exhibited at several international exhibits. For a partial listing of his experience, please refer to the “kudos” page.
Today the focus of his work is the innovative integration of advanced building materials along with passive solar and solar electric technologies into main stream architectural environmental design. Sustainability, green materials, self sufficiently, and energy efficiency are an integrated part of each innovative architectural solution.