We specialize in designing fine custom homes. David is an environmental architect who is a pioneer in passive solar and sustainable architecture, creating buildings that heat and cool themselves naturally. He has designed everything from award winning homes to condominiums and office buildings. We offer finely crafted custom home designs as well as predesigned plans, with completed projects in most states across the country.  We’re sure there’s something here that will interest you. Welcome and start clicking!plans-for-sale-4

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When we decided to build a retirement home in the Sierra Nevada Foothills we interviewed several architects and ended up selecting David Wright, AIA. We were interested in a “contemporary southwest” style with just one living-level and high energy efficiency. We noted that David had practiced in Santa Fe and had been a leader in the field of passive solar design his entire career.

The elegant result exceeded our expectations and introduced us to structural insulated panel (SIP) technology. SIPS simplified construction, provided the desired fire resistance needed on our heavily wooded site and thermal efficiency we didn’t realize was possible. We ended up with a beautiful, comfortable and functional home we love and appreciate more every year since its completion in 2005.

Our experience with Mr Wright was outstanding in every respect and we recommend his services without reservation.

Chuck P. Colfax, CA

Project Examples

David Wright has over 30 years experience designing private residences, commercial & institutional structures, custom homes and remodels and additions. Click here to see some examples of our projects.



We focus on architecture as functional art. As Solar Environmental Architects, we embrace a wide scope of appropriate technologies to design buildings that respond to the individual client’s needs, the site, the climate and the regional character.

Solar Design

As an early pioneer in passive solar design, David has designed solar architecture for virtually all climate zones and has authored three books which have helped define the principles of architectural climate design and the types of architectural solutions which are the mainstream concepts today.