Living basketball legend LeBron James recently purchased a stunning $23 billion spec mansion in the tony Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed by architect Ken Ungar with interior design by Tiffany Harris, the home features sweeping city-to-ocean views, immaculate landscaping, and a balmy climate. In short, James’ new property is ideal for outdoor living.

Tobin Dougherty Architects is a San Francisco Bay area firm known for their eco-friendly designs that make the most of indoor/outdoor space. Founded by registered architect Tobin T. Dougherty, a member of the American Institute of Architects with over thirty-five years of experience, the firm’s designs excel through their distinctive combination of clean lines, dramatic structure, and a deep-rooted sense of place.We sat down with Tobin to learn how an area’s landscape affects his designs and how it can play into eco-conscious home design practices. We also discussed his design philosophy, his approach to continuing education, and why he chooses Infratech heaters for his forward-thinking designs. Read on to discover what makes Tobin Dougherty Architects truly visionary.