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HELLO!

...I'm Christina

I spent most of my 20s managing a 10-acre off-grid property on the east side of Maui. It was the homestead dream. There was an abundance of orchards, water, gardens, animals, rentals, community, mountain views, ocean views… you name it.

I was convinced I would live there for the rest of my life.

 

So, I put in my all. Even though architectural design was my bread and butter, my heart was on the land.

For nearly 8 years, I organized and formulated how the land would sustain itself harmoniously. I navigated the finances, relationships, and all the systems that allowed the property to be available to others.

 

I learned about building, permaculture, and community and how critical it is that they work together.

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Not only am I excited to create more carbon efficient buildings on this planet,  but I am equally thrilled to help increase the health of the individuals residing within a space by addressing the energetic effects of how a building holds us.  We need more safe spaces so we can flow freely about our daily activities, and in turn bring our best-selves to the table.  I believe it is equally important to look at the pragmatic climate concerns as well as the unseen by-products of human subconscious emotion. 

 

If a building is completely energy efficient and carbon sequestering but it neglects to consider the needs of humans energetics residing within, we are doing both the earth and humans a disservice.

 

In order to make these big changes, I am  always circling back to these fundamental questions:

 

  • PASSIVE SOLAR CONSIDERATIONS:
    Can we simply re-orient our buildings so we are maximizing solar gain?

 

  • EMBODIED CARBON:
    Are we using carbon sequestering or recycled materials? 

     

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT:
    How can we be creative and take the extra time to use what we already have?

     

  • MIXED- USE ZONING:  
    Are we building to create community or to isolate ourselves from one another?

 

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING:
    How much square ft is too little for each of us?  How much square ft is too much?  

 

  • FENG SHUI & VATSU PRINCIPLES:
    Are we taking human emotion, energetics, and spirituality seriously enough?

 

Come and help me make this world a beautiful example of what humans are capable of!  There is so much good work to do!

The community was able to thrive off of the core values of sustainability, self-improvement, and community living.

 

My hope is that I can share with you the beauty and simplicity of sustainable design, whether that be through my design services, my consultation, or my courses.

 

My dream for you is to have your home be your paradise. A place that is beautiful. A place that invites life. A place with a legacy.

As an Architectural Designer I always strive to use low-carbon building methods that not only stand the test of time, but prioritize the health of our planet.

I love building with earthen materials  because of its simplicity, its texture, its strength, its function, its form, and all the ways in which it just feels right!

 

While living off-grid and remotely in Hawai’i for 8 years, I developed the skill of being resourceful and creative with materials available locally.  From learning the intricacies of bamboo joinery to creating entire mosaic floors of broken tile, near nothing was wasted!

 

My artistry continues to expand today as I works toward harmonizing architecture, interiors, landscapes and fashion in order to preserve some of the traditional lifestyle principles found in Biomimicry, Wabi-Sabi, Vastu, and Feng-Shui.

 

I am an  avid learner and is consistently expanding my knowledge through attending carbon-smart building classes, workshops,  conferences, or just getting her hands dirty any chance she gets!  

BUILD OUTSIDE THE BOX MASTERMIND
Course Completion, 2023

YESTERMORROW

DESIGN & BUILD SCHOOL
Green Building Detail Course Completion, 2023

ECOBLOX

COLORADO EARTH 
Colorado, 2022

EMUs CPHT

PASSIVE HOUSE TRAINING 

Colorado, 2022

RESTORATION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING  
Alaska, 2021

NATURAL BUILDING ALLIANCE
Utah, 2021 / Boulder, 2023


ECO NEST HOMES

Oregon, 2021

 

BAMBOO LIVING TECHNOLOGIES
Hawai’i  2019
 

IBUKU ARCHITECTS
Bali, 2017


WHISPERING WINDS BAMBOO
Hawai’i, 2015


HAWAI’IAN SUSTAINABILITY FOUNDATION
Hawai’ i, 2014


NATURAL LIVING SCHOOL
California, 2013

EARTHSHIP BIOTECTURE
New York, 2011
 

FASHION INSTITUTE

OF TECHNOLOGY
A.S. Interior Design

New York, 2010 -2012


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
West Virginia, 2009

Experience

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