Friday, August 21, 2015

KSNO radio interview… 8 minutes of info on the Oculus

Steven A. Novy, Principal of Green Line Architects, describes an exciting off-grid project called the Oculus on KSNO radio…

Monday, August 3, 2015

A fresh perspective on design.

Dr. Temple Grandin consults with Green Line Architects on two new designs. 

Green Line Architects was honored to spend the day with one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" last Tuesday, Dr. Temple Grandin. Temple began her day at Sustainable Settings Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado, were she advised the new design and cow-handling plan of Green Line's proposed Dairy Barn project. Grandin's input helped Green Line staff to understand design details that will reduce stress on the animals and improve the working environment for Sustainable Settings young group of gardeners, ranch-hands and activists.

Sustainable Settings is a poster child for the future of farming; permaculture, integrated pest management, intern work-study programs and community involvement.

Photo of "Ruby" the dairy cow and from left to right; Marci Krivonen from Aspen Public Radio, Sally Bernard from Ascendigo, Dr. Temple Grandin from Colorado State University and Brook LeVan from Sustainable Settings. Photo by Rob Hollis from Green Line Architects.

After a farm-to-table meal at the ranch, we were excited to have Dr. Grandin come back to downtown Carbondale and tour The Yellow House. The Yellow House, designed in partnership with Ascendigo, an adult adventure camp for youth and adults across the autism spectrum, is a home for up to three autistic individuals to begin to gain independence and skills in their pursuits of a fulfilling life. Temple was excited to see that the home had all the infrastructure and capabilities of a medical facility, yet the feel and look of a comfortable home. Temple was also thrilled to see that the design included a wi-fi master shutoff and the absence of TVs in the bedrooms, concluding "your (sons and daughters) are not going to develop if they don't get outside the house and learn to help other people."

Dr. Temple Grandin was very helpful in consulting on these two projects with Green Line Architects. You can see the two talks she did for the community, at the end of a very long day, online at Grassroots TV:

Thanks to our partners Sustainable Settings and Ascendigo for helping to bring Temple to the Roaring Fork Valley.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Temple Grandin to speak in Carbondale, Colorado!

Its rare that things come together so perfectly.
We are proud to announce that:

---Temple Grandin will be coming to Carbondale!---

Thanks to our clients Sustainable Settings and Ascendigo for partnering with us on this exciting endeavor.

Temple will be doing two presentations on the 28th of July.

The first one is for Ranchers at 5:00 PM.

Afterward, there be a presentation on Autism at 6:30 PM.

Temple will also be signing two of her books:
"The Autism Brain" and
"Humane Livestock Handling"

Tickets are selling fast for both these events, seating is limited!

Links to tickets:

Ranching/Livestock Handling Presentation-…

Autism Presentation-…

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Green Line Architects seeks Junior Designer - POSITION FILLED!

Green Line Architects seeks a Junior Designer - POSITION FILLED!

Green Line Architects is seeking a staff member with strong design skills, a solid work ethic and an architectural degree. (3 to 6 years of work experience, IDP track preferred) The Junior Designer's primary area of work is drawing production. There will also be office management, project manager support and design tasks given. Candidates should have the ability to work efficiently and unsupervised for a day or two at a time. The Junior Designer will be expected to work early/late as necessary to meet deadlines; should have a sense of humor and the physical ability to fully inspect any building on site, including in crawl spaces and on top of roofs.

Production of construction documents, as directed.
Hand-sketching and computer rendering.
Meeting task and project deadlines.
Working to achieve Client's goals.
Communication with Project Manager of task assignments and expectations.
Development of design skills.
Exploration of alternate design approaches as directed by Project Manager.
Representation of Green Line Architects in a professional manner, without fail.
Performing job-related research.
Learning appropriate Building Science – (candidate should be dedicated to learning about most current building systems and construction methods)
Development of CAD skills (ArchiCad is our primary software)
Maintaining good knowledge of Green Line projects, affiliates and resources.
Promotion of a collaborative team atmosphere.
Participating in professional/community organization and activities.
Taking advantage of continuing education and seminar opportunities.

Candidates should also be aware of the high cost of living and difficulty in securing housing in the Roaring Fork Valley. Therefore local candidates, and those who have already have housing secured will be given preference.
Candidates who meet the above qualifications and who are capable of undertaking the above responsibilities will be considered.
This is a long-term, permanent position, which will begin with a three-month trial period. Benefits include: Powder Days off, Ski Pass Stipend, Holidays and Vacation time off.

Extra credit if you have experience with Living Buildings or PassivHaus design.
Local residents preferred.
ArchiCad only.

IDP candidates will receive experience in all categories of work.
Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Send resume, cover letter and work samples showing a complete set of drawings and details in pdf format to:

We are dog-friendly!
Sustainable Settings' Timber-frame Public Restroom Building 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Treehouse on Sunset Westphoria Blog

Nice mention of our treehouse on the Sunset Westphoria blog!

Treehouse built by David Rasmussen

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Call for TreeHouzzes - the premier web site for architecture, interior design, landscape design and home improvement - is looking for tree houses to feature on their site, and they are using Green Line's Crystal River Treehouse as as example.  If you have a great treehouse, send it in to them!
Crystal River Treehouse by Green Line Architects and David Rasmussen Design - staged with modern furniture