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Duvivier Architects is committed to sustainability in all aspects of our projects, which includes architecture, map making, site restoration and environmental education. Our work emphasizes the integrated relationships between the built and the natural environments. By demonstration, we hope to persuade others that ecological thinking and acting is a viable, economically feasible choice. Our future depends on our ability to reduce, reuse, recycle and care.

   


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DUVIVIER ARCHITECTS provides a full range of design services, including architectural design of new homes, commercial buildings, remodels, urban design and planning of new communities, neighborhood revitalization and ecological mapping. Our firm emphasizes the interdependent relationship between the natural and built environments. At Duvivier Architects our goal is to build shelters and communities for our growing society, while minimizing the impact of the construction on the land and local resources. Projects incorporate ecological design strategies such as passive solar energy efficiencies, water retention/recycling and use of non-toxic/recycled building materials and highlight environmental features including habitat preservation and restoration.

SERVICES AND CLIENTS

Sustainability Consulting:
Community Redevelopment Agency, City Of Los Angeles (CRA)
San Pedro Water Community Organizations

Harbor Watts Economic Development Corporation

Urban / Park Design:
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC
County of Los Angeles

Map Making:
City of Santa Monica, Office of Sustainability
County of Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Architecture:
Los Angeles Shakespeare Academy
Ibiza restaurant
Los Amigos de Los Rios
Sae Lee Boutiques
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Santa Monica College - Center for Urban Environmental Studies (CEUS)
Private Individuals

ISABELLE DUVIVIER, Principal

Isabelle Duvivier is principal of Duvivier Architects - Architecture, Planning and Sustainable Design. She has fifteen years experience in the fields of urban design, environmental planning, ecology, architecture and environmental education. Her experience involves urban design work for municipalities, community groups and developers, GIS mapping for cities and environmental organizations, as well as architectural work on childcare facilities, commercial retail centers, private office buildings and residential dwellings. Prior to starting her own firm in 1993, she worked in several notable architecture/urban design offices, including Calthorpe Associates in San Francisco, Barton Myers Associates and Eric Owen Moss in Los Angeles.

Isabelle Duvivier is licensed to practice architecture in the state of California #C 26807, and received her Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992.

Ms. Duvivier is LEED certified and the recipient of the 2004 Sustainable Leadership Award given by the City of Santa Monica and the recipient of 2002 Sustainable Quality Award given by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce for "Stewardship of the Built and Natural Environment and for Economic and Social Responsibility."

DAFNA KOHN , GIS Analyst

Dafna Kohn received her Masters of Arts in Geography from California State University at Los Angeles. She has five years experience with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and a strong interest in applying GIS and remote sensing technologies to studying ecosystem processes. In 1999 she joined a multidisciplinary project, funded by NSF, which focused on understanding the affects of disturbance regimes on chaparral vegetation in the Santa Monica Mountains. Her continued interest in the Santa Monica Mountains led to employment with the National Park Service as a GIS technician. She joined Duvivier Architects in January of 2001. Ms. Kohn also teaches GIS at Mt. San Antonio Community College and continues to be a part of the Green Map team. As a teacher, she guides students to an understanding of humanity’s place as part of the natural complex.

AWARDS

2012 LEED for Homes Outstanding Single Family Project Award November 2012
Awarded by U.S. Green Building Council

2008 Santa Monica Area Sustainable Quality Award May 2008
Awarded by City of Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

Sustainable Leadership Award October 2004
The City of Santa Monica honored Duvivier Architects for their "extraordinary efforts and commitments which have helped to make Santa Monica a more sustainable community."

2004 Santa Monica Area Sustainable Quality Award May 2004
Awarded by City of Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

Ambassadors Within 2003
California Community Foundation (CCF) program designed to accelerate the development of civic entrepreneurs who are committed to improving the quality of life in the Los Angeles community. Mentors included Richard Riordan, Kevin Starr and Warren Christopher.

2002 Santa Monica Area Sustainable Quality Award May 2002
Awarded by City of Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

1999 Sustainable Quality Award June-August 1998
Excellence Award by City of Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

TEACHING

Currently
UCLA Extension
Sustainable Building Advisor Program

Guest Lecturer
Santa Monica College
Loyola Marymount University
Santa Monica High School
University of California Berkely

CONFERENCE PRESENTER

ArtsDay LA – UCLA extension 2009
Environmental Industry Summit 2008
Alt Built 2009, 2008 and 2005
American Institute of Architects 2006
American Planning Association Conference 2000

AFFILIATIONS

U.S. Green Building Council
LEED 2.0 Accredited Professionnal

American Institute of Architects
Committee on the Environment - Past Co-Chair

Association of Women in Architecture
President (1998-1999)

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Founding Board Member

   


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