Team

Jennifer Books

Principal Architect, Founding Partner

RA | CPHC | NCARB | PHAUS | BArch

For Jennifer Books, organization is instinct. Bringing it to her clients, it’s a passion.

During her professional practice, 20+ years, she has crafted the exceptional techniques of organizing and fusing complex situations and architectural projects. A senior level architect, concentrating on project flow and production, makes both projects and clients successful. She knows every project is unique, and the best solutions are as unique as each client.

All of this creates success and new value, and it makes Owner’s very satisfied.

 

Jeff Pullman

Architectural Director, Principal Architect, Founding Partner

RA | CPHC | NCARB | ICC | PHAUS | BArch | BFA | MFA

Jeff Pullman believes that a client deserves the undivided attention of a senior level architect that is intimately familiar with every aspect of their project at all times.

He has spent 29 years in his own firm perfecting this approach for the benefit of his clients. The continuous and deep engagement of his professional skill and care on every project makes clients happy.

Some say it’s business, not personal.  But he knows that the design business is indeed personal, and sensitivity to client’s needs is at the core of every project.

 

Ben Wolk-Weiss

Principal Architect, Founding Partner

RA | CPHC | NCARB | PHAUS | SHP | LEED Green Associate | BArch | BFA

Growing up in New Jersey, Ben was always interested in functional design, knowing from an early age that he wanted to be an architect. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, one of the premier architecture schools in the country, receiving both a Bachelors of Architecture and a Bachelors of Fine Arts. His early career focused on developing his residential and small commercial experience, while working for a small firm in New Jersey. This gave him experience in both project development and the business side of architecture.

After following the love of his life to the Pacific Northwest, he began to investigate his longstanding passion for sustainable design and construction. His primary focus is on the life time environmental impacts of buildings, analyzing not only construction practices and materials, but also the energy efficiency of the end product. He is a member of the Construction Committee for his local Habitat for Humanity chapter in Benton County, OR and has designed a Passive House for them.

 

Adam Cohen

Emeritus Member

RA | CPHC NA & EU | LEED AP

Adam’s leadership in North American Passivhaus (aka ‘Passive House’) design has made him a highly sought-after speaker, consultant, and teacher of advanced courses in Passivhaus ultra-low energy design and construction. His Passivhaus expertise has been featured both nationally and internationally at conferences presented by Passive House Institute US, Passivhaus Institut, and Passive House Northwest.

As one of the first Certified Passive House Consultants in the US, his deep knowledge and advanced practice in commercial Passivhaus design and construction are widely recognized by his peers, as evidenced by his appointment as Vice Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS).

Cohen is also a current board member of the Roanoke Clean Valley Council and the Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Association, a past board member of the Roanoke City Clean and Green Committee and the Green Schools Committee of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) of Southwest Virginia, and adjunct faculty at Yestermorrow Design Build School.

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