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W. Brent Swain, NCARB, LEED AP


We are an architecture firm and more:
designing for our clients (architecture);
and designing 'with nature' for a symbiotic relationship
with our environment (ecological architecture).
We capitalize on 'eco' architecture to reduce
or even reverse cost while enhancing quality of life
for our grandchildren (sustainable design) –
so they can pass on sustainable living and design
to their grandchildren (sustainable architecture).


About Us



Relationship: Client
Brent Swain was an excellent architect to work with and help me achieve the energy efficient design and blend in the native cypress and stone style that I wanted.

Debora Wenger

Relationship: Client
Brent helped take our ideas and make them workable - he also added some features that we would not have come up with on our own. He helped us find a contractor in a market where it is very tough to find someone who isn't swamped, and then he checked in on the progress of the construction along way. We had a couple of glitches with our fireplace and he worked with the contractor to get that resolved.


Relationship: Client
Brent is a talented architect and a joy to work with. He is very accessible, his prices are reasonable, and he works at your pace.
A true artist, with the abilities and skills to understand the complexities of engineering a sustainable home, he is creating an aesthetic living environment for me that works hand-in-hand with nature.

Curtis Johnson

Relationship: Client
I've had the opportunity to work with Brent Swain, and his company, Sustainable Architecture, for over two years, and I find him to be a great architect as well as a person of fine character. Brent has been very helpful to our organization in the planning of our new building. I was appointed to lead the construction committee and to recommend the better bid for the project. Brent have advised us and we find him to very knowledgeable... He has kept us in budget...I highly recommend Mr. Swain.

Emily Fox

Relationship: Client
We really enjoyed working with Brent. He helped create a vision for our master bedroom suite. We are very satisfied with the results. He incorporated many features which gave us light, energy efficiency and more which we could not have done on our own. We appreciated his professionalism, knowledge and ability to build what we needed.