Joseph grew up spending summers at a tiny bay house on a marshy island off of Long Island that could only be reached by boat, had no electricity, and limited fresh water. He learned a lot about conserving the limited supplies available, respecting the vast ecosystem and being conscious of waste.

In our design work we always look for ways to create spaces that are healthy, efficient, durable, and easy to maintain. We reuse what we can, look for ways to use local low impact materials, build simply and efficiently, take advantage of natural light and conserve energy with the best insulation and most efficient windows, fixtures and appliances.

Joseph is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, allowing him to design LEED certified buildings.