Robert Gay – Architect
Robert Gay, principal of Radius Architects, LLC, believes that design is a kind of magic, where the magic of imagination brings a building out of nowhere into the mind, onto the paper, and then onto a site, and finally, into peoples’ lives.
After receiving his degree in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Robert taught at the University of Hawaii and continued to do design and construction work for more than 20 years. His firm specializes in architecture, planning, and site design, integrating alternative materials, energy and water systems. He has had experience designing and building with straw-bale, adobe, rammed–earth, Rastra, bamboo, and other unconventional materials, incorporating new technologies such as solar water heating, photovoltaic generation, passive solar design, rooftop water harvesting, greywater systems, composting toilets, wind generators, and radiant heat.