Santa Monica, CA’s Minarc design firm was founded by Icelanders Erla Dögg and Tryggvi in 1999. Over the past two decades, the duo have established themselves as leading lights in holistic, environmentally aware design. Their residential and commercial projects employ a creative minimalism that is stunning, livable, and a unique hybrid of the design environments of their native land and their chosen home.

They recently used Infratech heaters in the Drexel home, a playfully minimalist, decidedly Southern California design. We spoke with Minarc to learn more about their creative process, how nature informs their work, and why they choose our heaters for their spectacular spaces.

 

 

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.

 

Becky Horan is the owner of Outdoor Space Designs, a Sacramento, CA firm that focuses on creating outdoor rooms that cater to homeowners’ goals and lifestyles. Known for her collaborative approach and attention to her clients’ needs, Horan creates outdoor spaces where families can entertain guests or lounge in solitude. We spoke with Horan to learn how she used Infratech heaters in her recent designs for a Folsom, CA area home and how this decision has made outdoor living simpler and more convenient for her clients.

Roche + Roche is family-owned landscape architecture firm located in the beautiful Northern California city of Sonoma. Led by Landscape Architect David Roche and Landscape Designer and Horticulturist Nancy Roche, the prestigious firm also benefit from the skills and experience of Senior Landscape Architect Salvador Dávila and Landscape Designer Iain Pryor. Roche + Roche has a unique perspective, using their conception of “soft fascination” to create truly stunning rural contemporary designs.

Urban Oasis is a Seattle-area landscape design firm specializing in creative, sustainable outdoor spaces. Founded in 2010 by Landscape Architect & Project Manager Carrie Culp and Field Supervisor and Quality Control Manager Trevor Daley, the team now also includes Landscape Designer Cory Egan. The group is skilled in creating beautiful and enjoyable backyard landscapes as well as in constructing outdoor structures, kitchens, and fireplaces that expand the definition of outdoor living.