WHO WE ARE
The STUDIO OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
is an architecture and consulting organization composed of a
diverse group of professionals who help individuals
and companies build with sustainable
methods. We focus on designing with an
approach toward a closer relationship between the earth and its people. The
Studio, directed by
Architect Bruce Millard, offers design and consulting services for building
human environments, while protecting the health and beauty of the
surrounding natural environment and its inhabitants.
Bruce Millard's experience in architecture and construction spans
more than forty-five years.
He studied, worked, and taught in the fields of architecture and
urban design in Philadelphia from 1969 to 1985. As a partner in the award-winning design firm
Alley Friends Architects, Bruce directed the firm’s
energy-conservation and renovation work. A pioneer in solar and
alternative energy, conservation design, and use of recycled materials
in the 1970s, Bruce maintains an architectural focus on
the design and use of sustainable building
materials for personal environments and livable communities.
Bruce has practiced architecture in Sandpoint, Idaho, since 1985. He is
a founding member of the Inland Chapter of the
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
and served as President of it’s Regional Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008. He is also a supporter of national and regional green building organizations. Bruce lectures on solar design and green design, and his work has been published locally and nationally.
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WHAT WE DO
At the Studio of
Sustainable Design, we work on a personal level with you. We
want to help you create an inspiring, healthy, sustainable
environment for your family, your business, and your employees: an
environment that benefits the world, instead of borrowing from the
one our children will inherit. Our designs grow from your urban or rural site.
We integrate elements of sustainable design, materials and
systems with your needs and desires to provide an ideal space.
Our residential projects are built of sustainable construction materials, including natural fiber,
harvested or reused wood, and healthy finished interiors. We combine
them with fire-resistant exterior walls made of
recycled wall systems,
and walls built of
These residences blend well with both natural and urban
environments, while providing sun-filled, spirit-nurturing living
Our designers care about the world we inhabit.
We believe our collective actions can make a positive difference and influence
future generations to grow in a sustainable manner.
WHERE WE ARE
The Studio is housed in a load-bearing
We are involved residents of the unique resort community of
Sandpoint, in Northern Idaho.
To reach Sandpoint take the train (Amtrak), or fly into Spokane,
WA, and drive
75 miles to the Long Bridge that crosses Lake Pend Oreille. You are welcome to visit or
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HOW WE WORK WITH YOU
The Studio provides all levels of architectural services for every aspect of your project.
We have the experience to complete full architectural and engineering services, from site massing and programming
to post-construction review. We enjoy consulting with you on any phase, size, or budget.
We want to help you create your special environment, whether it is a small renovation or a large multi-use complex.
Our first meeting about your project is free, and usually lasts an hour.
This conversation can be held on the phone, by e-mail, or at our Studio.
We will ask you to bring all of your ideas to date, any plans you have collected or drawn, and most importantly,
your vision for the building. We will discuss your thoughts, design ideas, and special requirements and conditions.
Then we'll present and review various levels of our professional services, and how we can help you in
the most effective and productive manner. We will also explore how our energy relates to each other.
A successful project requires pleasant, sharing, and open dialog. We want to develop a high level of trust with you.
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