Andrew Goodwin

 

Andrew Goodwin is the co-founder and principal architect for ConsciousBuild, Inc, a design, build, and development firm with its roots in sustainability and design activism. As a LEED accredited designer he has had the opportunity to help design corporate, government, and private projects working towards a better environmental responsibility. He is a big believer in designing projects as a humanitarian, where efforts are geared towards a greater social responsibility. Through it all he remains actively grounded in San Luis Obispo, California. Though he was raised in Cincinnati, Andrew's California blood brought him back to San Luis Obispo where he received his degree in Architecture from Cal Poly. When Andrew isn't lecturing students at Cal Poly or writing for his public interest design journal, PUBLIC Journal, you can find him in the mountains with an ice axe and some crampons. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves spending time in nature with his loving wife.
Follow him on Twitter @drewcgoodwin.

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Building Trust International Announces Winners of Competition for Sustainable Low-Income Housing in Cambodia

Building Trust International Announces Winners of Competition for Sustainable Low-Income Housing in Cambodia

Building Trust International’s competition called for entrants to design homes that could withstand flooding and offer a safe and secure home for low income families – all for the price of

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Amsterdam’s Futuristic New Fletcher Hotel Blends Sustainability with Luxury

Amsterdam’s Futuristic New Fletcher Hotel Blends Sustainability with Luxury

The decor of the Fletcher Hotel can be described as warm and minimalist. Robert Kolenik capitalized on the round nature of the hotel’s floor plan with futuristic interiors that look like

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Mithun’s LEED Platinum Brightwater Center Educates Washington’s King County on Wastewater Treatment

Mithun’s LEED Platinum Brightwater Center Educates Washington’s King County on Wastewater Treatment

The Brightwater Center is a 15,000-square-foot facility set on over 114 acres that cost around $1.8 billion to build over nearly a decade. Seattle had long left its water untreated, and many of

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Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Renovation in Portland Combines Green Design with Historic Preservation

Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Renovation in Portland Combines Green Design with Historic Preservation

The 70,000-square-foot former warehouse was renovated to include retail, office and an event space.  At a cost of $12.4 million, this sustainable renovation ended up costing only $140 per

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San Antonio “Ghost Buildings” Renovated into Beautiful Mixed-Use Project by Lake|Flato Architects

San Antonio “Ghost Buildings” Renovated into Beautiful Mixed-Use Project by Lake|Flato Architects

Vacant since 2004, these heavily vandalized buildings had become a local “ghost town” full of transients and ripe with crime. The property was auctioned to new owners recently and developers

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Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Isolée Retreat Opens Like a Cupboard

Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Isolée Retreat Opens Like a Cupboard

Isolée is a three-story structure designed on a concrete pier foundation in order to limit its impact on the site. This creates a sense that the building is standing on feet, like an old

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The Ridge Road Residence Fuses Energy Efficiency and Contemporary Design in Australia

The Ridge Road Residence Fuses Energy Efficiency and Contemporary Design in Australia

As the architects put it, the design of the Ridge Road Residence was inspired to provide “a sense of sanctuary, enclosure and comfort.” The home is designed on a series of levels that

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MVN Arquitectos Renovates Industrial Warehouse Into Gorgeous Green HQ for the Botín Foundation

MVN Arquitectos Renovates Industrial Warehouse Into Gorgeous Green HQ for the Botín Foundation

The Botín Foundation is an organization that contributes to the social development of Cantabria, and their new office exemplifies this mission through its creative design. Exposed brick and

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Shift Architecture + Urbanism Transforms a 1930s Dutch Villa Into a Light-Filled Modern Dental Clinic

Shift Architecture + Urbanism Transforms a 1930s Dutch Villa Into a Light-Filled Modern Dental Clinic

The existing building was a traditional Dutch home with a brick exterior and slate roof. Shift Architecture + Urbanism's renovation honored the history of the existing home and added a new

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Boxman Studios Doubles Staff to Create More Pop-Up Shipping Container Buildings

Boxman Studios Doubles Staff to Create More Pop-Up Shipping Container Buildings

Boxman Studios was inspired to work with shipping containers during the economic downturn of 2008. They salvaged and bought decommissioned containers from old shipping and storage yards and

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Chris Briffa Architects’ Sustainable Hanging Home Features a Green Roof in Malta

Chris Briffa Architects’ Sustainable Hanging Home Features a Green Roof in Malta

The lot that the Hanging Home resides on is approximately 250 square meters in size and the zoning regulations only allowed for 40% site coverage. With a demanding program for such a small site,

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Oberlin, Ohio Uses Landfill Garbage to Provide Clean Energy For its Residents

Oberlin, Ohio Uses Landfill Garbage to Provide Clean Energy For its Residents

Photo via Shutterstock With the closing of the Richard H. Gorsuch Station coal-fired power plant, a group of 83 municipalities in Ohio were faced with the dilemma of how to establish a new

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Alain Hinant Transforms an Old Belgian Laundry Building into a Brilliant Daylit Home

Alain Hinant Transforms an Old Belgian Laundry Building into a Brilliant Daylit Home

The 120 square-meter, three-story laundry building used to serve the three neighboring houses in Uccle. The renovations tied the three floors together and allowed for the new single family home

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Electric Blue LED Wine Cellar with Gothic Flare by Beckwith Interiors

Electric Blue LED Wine Cellar with Gothic Flare by Beckwith Interiors

Say you have a 7 bedroom, 6 and a half bathroom multi-million dollar estate - but you really want it to stand out. How about a LED-lit wine cellar with individual wine bottle holders and a

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First Phase of Aedas’ Seaside Eco-Resort Opens in Guangdong, China

First Phase of Aedas’ Seaside Eco-Resort Opens in Guangdong, China

Aedas recently announced the completion of the first phase of its seaside eco-resort at Huidong, Guangdong, China. The natural setting of this seaside town, located 40 miles from Shenzhen, is

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HASSELL to Transform Shipping Containers and Pallets into an Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne

HASSELL to Transform Shipping Containers and Pallets into an Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is coming to Australia in the first week of March and the Young Designers at HASSELL have created the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar as a centerpiece for

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Old Coal Mine Complex in Poland to Be Reconfigured into a Science and Art Center

Old Coal Mine Complex in Poland to Be Reconfigured into a Science and Art Center

As of 2011, Poland consumes 77 million tons of coal per year, which makes it the second-largest coal consumer in the European Union and the 10th largest in the world. But since the late 1980s,

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Foster + Partners Completes First Project in South America: Climate-Friendly Faena Aleph Apartments

Foster + Partners Completes First Project in South America: Climate-Friendly Faena Aleph Apartments

The Faena District of Buenos Aires is an upscale neighborhood brimming with new construction. Foster + Partners designed the project for a team owned by the Faena Group that advocates green

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Sharon Neuman Architects’ Minimalist Herzelya Home Keeps Cool With Energy-Efficient Design

Sharon Neuman Architects’ Minimalist Herzelya Home Keeps Cool With Energy-Efficient Design

Measuring over 215 meters in size, the Herzelya home has adapted to two very important factors: a narrow site and stifling adjacent homes. The design team at Sharon Neuman Architects knew that

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Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter

Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter

Toronto-based industrial designer Ryan Taylor's Babylon Light is a modern lighting fixture that doubles as a planter. Just like the futuristic kitchen light from Back to the Future, this

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Studio 2G Architects’ LEED Gold Shale Oak Winery is Constructed With Reclaimed Materials

Studio 2G Architects’ LEED Gold Shale Oak Winery is Constructed With Reclaimed Materials

The owner of Shale Oak Winery came to Studio 2G Architects with a vision that complimented the designers’ passion for the environment. Shale Oak wanted to blend the beautiful natural

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William Duff Architects Use the Fibonnaci Sequence to Create Beautiful, Efficient Wheeler Home

William Duff Architects Use the Fibonnaci Sequence to Create Beautiful, Efficient Wheeler Home

As William Duff Architects explain, they “developed a project that blends elegant, innovative architecture with green building strategies to create inspiring spaces carefully crafted for

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America’s First Bookless Library Coming Soon to Texas

America’s First Bookless Library Coming Soon to Texas

A new library is getting ready to open in Bexar County, Texas, but it won't look like a traditional library. The new library will be small, devoid of traditional paper books, and judging from

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Ellis Residence: A Stunning LEED Platinum Home on Bainbridge Island by Coates Design

Ellis Residence: A Stunning LEED Platinum Home on Bainbridge Island by Coates Design

Situated on Yeomalt Bluff overlooking Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline, the Ellis Residence is a renovation of an existing home that resulted in the reuse of more than 80% of the existing

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North Shore Community College’s Solar-Powered Health Professions Center Achieves Zero Net Energy

North Shore Community College’s Solar-Powered Health Professions Center Achieves Zero Net Energy

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the proud owner of this new ZNEB building, and in partnership with the Department of Capital Asset Management, Governor Deval Patrick brought together the

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The Lefebvre-Smyth Residence in British Columbia Minimizes Footprint but Maximizes Sustainability

The Lefebvre-Smyth Residence in British Columbia Minimizes Footprint but Maximizes Sustainability

The CEI Architecture team, which has offices located in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Victoria, was led by Nick Bevanda and Rob Cesnik during their work on the Lefebvre-Smyth Residence. Inspired by

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Antony Gibbon’s Inhabit Treehouse Lets You Sleep High Up in the Trees

Antony Gibbon’s Inhabit Treehouse Lets You Sleep High Up in the Trees

Inhabit is a contemporary structure with a very sleek and minimalist design. It can be built in a variety of different settings depending on the site. Antony Gibbon Designs respect nature and

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ArchiCentre’s S11 House Scores Platinum Level on the Malaysian Green Building Index

ArchiCentre’s S11 House Scores Platinum Level on the Malaysian Green Building Index

S11 House is a 12,000-square-foot home that is designed based on the characteristics of a tree in the tropics. The roof is a large, insulated canopy made from recyclable steel metal sheets

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Miller Hull’s Green-Roofed Global Learning and the Arts Building at Cascadia Community College Receives LEED Platinum

Miller Hull’s Green-Roofed Global Learning and the Arts Building at Cascadia Community College Receives LEED Platinum

The design of the building includes the programmatic separation of private and public spaces, which have different forms of interaction with nature. The more private and contemplative spaces

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Maison Escalier is a Tree-Like Parisian Home Wrapped With a Leafy Sun Shade

Maison Escalier is a Tree-Like Parisian Home Wrapped With a Leafy Sun Shade

The interior of Maison Escalier is creatively designed with stark white-painted walls that contrast with rich, warm black locust wood floors and ceilings. The black locust wood also covers the

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