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François Lévy Architect  |  1001 Lydia Street  |  Austin, TX 78702

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I design buildings that capture the imagination, express regional beauty and a sense of place, and sit lightly on the earth. My projects reflect their culture and geography, and contribute to a sense of place rather than obeying a preconceived architectural agenda. All my work—whether in teaching, research, or architecture—investigates the intersection of design, technology, and sustainability. I am particularly passionate about working collaboratively to create buildings that eloquently express how we use and conserve energy and water, and inhabit the land.

My purpose is to facilitate living the best life possible by fostering a profound union between the client and the site, and in so doing invite my clients to participate in the process of creation. My methods naturally engage issues of environmentalism, energy-efficiency, and good stewardship of the land. In designing for a given site, I carefully consider topography, vegetation, solar orientation, prevailing winds, land forms, water use, and desirable views. It is therefore inevitable that issues such as green building, ‘right-sizing’ (the popularized 'not so big house'), and passive cooling and heating be considered. I apply these principles to all my projects, and this approach also forms foundation of my book.

My work has attracted regional and national press, including HGTV and Dwell, This Old House, and Natural Home magazines.

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