Walter Metez studied architecture at Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) and Columbia University (New York / New York),  along with  studies abroad  in Florence, Italy  and  Ticino, Switzerland.  Licensed architect since 1990 (c23276),  founded Walter Metez Architects in 1994.  The office has been awarded recognition  by the American Institute of Architects, National Concrete and Masonry Institute, published  in books and  periodicals  including:  (Dwell, Sunset, South Coast, Architectural Review, Los Angeles times, California Homes). for architectural and interior design projects.

firm philosophy/objectives:

create projects that are uniquely tailored to their context and site.

extend the spacial organization and orientation outward to relate

to, take advantage of and become connected to the site.

address the local vernacular and reinterpret it in a forward

thinking more modern / abstract way without losing the mass and

scale relationship of the context.

attempt to express the building system(s) in an honest way in

regards to the structure and selection of materials.

implement  passive environmental  technologies specific to the

projects micro climate  to resolve and  enhance issues of  light,

ventilation, and thermal comfort.

engage in the building process to ensure proper execution of the

design intent.



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