Dan is a registered architect with over thirty years of experience. He received his architectural training through U.C. Berkeley, and it was during this time that he developed a strong interest in sustainable design practices. Dan has led over 400 residential, community and commercial projects in the greater Bay Area, into which he has incorporated an array of green design elements from passive solar basics to comprehensive green design with LEED certification. Dan has vast experience in straw bale building and has authored and been featured in many straw bale publications.