Welcome to the home page of Raphael Sperry. Raphael is a San Francisco based architect, sustainable design consultant, teacher, and activist.
Here’s just a few Projects I have worked on:
San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2. I was the Green Building Consultant. The project received the First LEED Gold rating for an airport terminal.
Sierra Foothills gazebo. A quick design for some friends.
Sausalito residence. This house included the first permitted residential rainwater catchment system in California, featuring a buried 6,000 cistern.
DeAnza College Mediated Learning Center. I was the green building consultant. This project is ventilated and cooled almost entirely without mechanical fan power. With extensive solar power production on the rooftop, it is nearly a net zero energy building.
Ridge Winery, Healdsburg, CA. At 25,000 sq. ft. this is one of the largest straw bale buildings in the country. It keeps thousands of wine barrels cool without requiring mechanical cooling.
California Academy of Sciences. As the green building consultant I helped the Academy earn a Platinum certification under the LEED for Operations & Maintenance rating system. The building is full of innovative mechanical systems!
I have been engaged in many volunteer and activist projects. For the most recent work, please check out Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility (www.adpsr.org) to see the human rights campaign I have been leading to end the design of execution chambers and spaces intended for torture.
This web page is fairly static and, honestly, not the best place to find up-to-date information for me. To contact me, please email raphael (at) arph (dot) net, find me on Facebook (Raphael Sperry), Twitter (@raphsperry), or LinkedIn (Raphael Sperry).