David and Anni, AIA members, are the husband and wife founders and primary architects of the award winning firm, Arkin Tilt Architects. Arkin Tilt specializes in energy and resource efficient design and their projects embody a marriage of thoughtful design and ecology, creating spaces that are both comfortable and lyrical. Their work pays particular attention to the integration of the natural and built environments. Among the initial founders of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA), they have extensive experience with straw-bale construction as well as rammed earth, renewable energy systems, greywater, and non-toxic and recycled materials.
Arkin Tilt projects include residential, commercial, park buildings, and ecological resort planning and design. David Arkin, a renowned green building expert, nationally respected lecturer and advocate for healthy and environmentally integrated buildings, was the project architect for the acclaimed Solar Living Center in Hopland, CA. He has appeared on Home & Garden Television, and was the recipient of the Sunset Magazine Merit Award, selected from architects across the country. Their home design contribution to Healthy Home Designs, Natural Habitat, was recently featured in a 9 page article in Real Simple magazine, April 2002.