Our studio serves as a laboratory where to explore the power of design and architecture to care for our planet and enhance the human experience. Our sustainability portfolio includes projects that highlight the potential for design to raise consciousness and effect change in the world. These include resilient dwellings for the world’s most vulnerable populations, the use of architecture as a proactive agent of transformation in areas of need and design to foster world peace. Integrating sustainable and regenerative strategies into every day modern living are responsible ways to respect our physical environment and ensure a safe future for generations to come.
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Born and raised In San Jose Costa Rica, Jaya Kader spent 15 years in Boston before moving to Miami. She earned a Master of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1988 and is currently a member of its Alumni Council. Throughout her professional tenure, and under the tutelage of world renown mentors, Jaya has worked on numerous projects including public libraries, schools, municipal centers, houses of worship, residences and resorts. Jaya has been an advocate for sustainable design since the inception of her practice in 2003. She is a member of the International Living Future Institute and the US Green Building Council as well as a LEED accredited professional (One of her projects was the first LEED certified residence in Miami). Recently, her firm won a Resilient Housing Competition organized by Build Academy and sponsored by the World Bank and the United Nations Habitat for a better Urban Future. The vision of the project highlights the power of design to help manifest sustainable practices that address environmental, social and economic concerns. Jaya weaves many of her core interests and values into her work, including nature, yoga, diverse cultural perspectives, mindfulness, art, healing and spiritual yearning. View more posts